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Declassified #CIA documents shed light on secret @USNavy mission in #ColdWar

The research bathyscaph Trieste II. Controlled from the pressure-resistant sphere seen on the underside, Trieste II is equipped with cameras, sonars, and sensors for scientific observation at great depths. Navy.mil In late 1971, the Navy brought the deep-diving submersible Trieste II and several support ships out to a spot 350 miles north of Hawaii to retrieve Scripps Institution of Oceanography "instrumentation" from the ocean floor. That was the cover story. The Trieste actually was tasked by the Central Intelligence Agency with a secret mission to recover a film canister jettisoned on July 10 of that year by a spy spacecraft known as Hexagon. Two film canisters, called "buckets," that had been successfully recovered over the prior month provided images of Soviet missile sites and other sensitive military assets as the Cold War raged. The third canister should have been ...

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