Quote Originally Posted by Alex Hawley View Post
The other interesting aspect was retrieving film canisters. Basically, they were ejected by the satellite and an airplane literally caught them during descent.
That aspect of satellite imaging always struck me as just absolutely hairbrained, yet gutsy, all at once. Guess they had to do what they had to do, based on the available technology.

What was that cheesy Cold War movie with Rock Hudson, where there was some firefight up in the Arctic over an ejected film canister that each side wanted to possess?

Ice Station Zebra, that's it!!