I'll try to fix the below pictures anyway.
Something interesting came up yesterday and today that caught my attention (and so took some of my time). The Washington Post had an article that said that the previously TOP SECRET / TK "KH-9" imagery satellite would be on display for ONE DAY ONLY (today, Sat., Sept. 17).
I emailed many of my friends and family and was pleased to see that our daughter and her boyfriend went to see it! This satellite was very valued among imagery analysts because it could take pictures of LARGE AREAS of interest. Even if the imagery was not of the very high quality of the satellite before and the satellite after (all of that information, AFAIK, remains Top Secret).
Anyway, here are some pictures from the Air & Space Museum's annex in Chantilly, VA hosting the exhibition:
This satellite was affectionately known as the Big Bird, it measured some 60 feet long and 10 feet in diameter. This was considered extremely advanced technology even in the early 1980s when I got to look at the imagery.
Oh, do I wish I could have a "Hall Pass" to troll through current imagery...
I asked them to let me know if they saw nosy Russians or Chinese there taking pictures... Her boyfriend informed me that there WAS one guy taking detailed photos with a thick foreign accent, wonder what he wanted?