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U.S. Spy Satellite Agency Gives NASA 2 Space Telescopes

from Yahoo News

By Tariq Malik | SPACE.com – Mon, Jun 4, 2012

The United States’ spy satellite agency is giving NASA two spare space telescopes free of charge, each potentially more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA officials announced today (June 4).

The two spy satellite telescopes were originally built to fly space-based surveillance missions for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), but will be repurposed by NASA for astronomical research instead. Their donation to NASA was revealed in a surprise announcement. . . . Read Complete Report