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NRO’s Gambit-1 Goes Home to Rochester
Gambit-1 was built on faith. As the U.S. was designing Gambit-1’s technology, Sputnik had not yet launched. There was no handbook on how to build a satellite—so Eastman Kodak engineers built their own. Research & Engineering (R&E) engineers drafted, copied, and distributed the Lilliputian Factbook throughout R&E division to standardize best practices and measurements, e.g. ensuring everyone used the same circumference of the Earth.

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Photo by: April Smith |  VIRIN: 200219-D-RQ659-0003.JPG