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Aug. 6, 2019

NRO Honored at Intelligence Community Acquisition, Facilities, and Logistics Award Ceremony

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) officers and teams were recognized at the Fiscal Year 2018 Intelligence Community (IC) Acquisition, Facilities, and Logistics Awards ceremony held on May 6 at the IC Campus, in Bethesda, Maryland.

July 16, 2019

The Rescue of Apollo 11

Captain Hank Brandli knew a terrible secret in the summer of 1969: the U.S. Air Force meteorologist had classified information indicating danger to the Apollo 11 crew returning to Earth from their historic mission.

July 9, 2019

New NRO Deputy Director assumes command

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) welcomed U.S. Air Force Major General Michael A. Guetlein as the agency’s new deputy director during an Assumption of Command ceremony July 8 at its headquarters here.

June 28, 2019

NRO artifacts at Spy Museum answer 60 year old questions

Former CIA Director Allen W. Dulles said that “intelligence is probably the least understood and most misrepresented of the professions”, but the re-opening of the International Spy Museum (ISM) on May 12, 2019 dispels some of that mystery with the help of artifacts loaned by NRO’s Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance (CSNR).

May 20, 2019

NRO's space launch director receives satellite reconnaissance award

Col. Matthew E. Skeen, director, National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) Office of Space Launch (OSL), was recognized as the 2019 Jimmie D. Hill Award recipient.

March 21, 2019

D-21 Declassified: NRO Technology Ahead of its Time Finds a New Home

Stealthy, sleek, able to fly at speeds over Mach 3.3 at an altitude of over 90,000 feet, the NRO’s D-21 drone, 1960’s technology ahead of its time, landed in a new home at the Southern Museum of Flight (SMF) here.On March 21, 2019, the Museum hosted historians from NRO’s Center for the Study of Reconnaissance (CSNR) in an event about the D-21 drone