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Birth of Air Force Satellite Reconnaissance: Facts, Recollections and Reflections By Peter Swan, Cathy Swan, Rick Larned
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This history of SAFSP is dedicated to all those men and women who fought the Cold War, in silence – from above. No organization is better at gathering overhead intelligence than the U.S.... More > National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Today’s NRO grew out of 3 organizations: AF, CIA, and Navy. The AF office for satellite reconnaissance was called the Secretary of Air Force's Office of Special Projects [SAFSP]. This monograph describes the birth of Air Force satellite reconnaissance. When SAFSP was created in response to Presidential recognition of a national imperative, 4 tenets captured the sense of urgency: direct access to national leadership, covert management/operations, highest national priority, and rapid procurement. 
 In addition, 3 management principles led to SAFSP’s success over 30+ years of providing reconnaissance intelligence: strong dedication to mission, empowerment at all levels, and reporting by exception.< Less
Space Elevator Survivability Space Debris Mitigation By Peter Swan, Cathy Swan, Robert "Skip" Penny
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The International Space Elevator Consortium has placed this position paper as a recognition that the space debris problem is an engineering one and can be mitigated. The question: "Will space... More > debris be a show stopper for space elevators?" is answered emphatically. NO! The mitigation concepts presented change the issue from a perceived problem to an engineering concern; but, by no means is it a significant threat. This pamphlet illustrates how the development office for a future space elevator can attack this problem, predict probabilities of collision, and convert the concern into another manageable engineering problem.< Less
Step Zero: Getting Started on a SCUBA Photo Trip By Peter Swan, Cathy Swan, Dennis Adams
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Your guide to preparation for an underwater photo safari. The Step Zero process helps you understand the basics of.. where to go? how to go? and, who to go with? This book is to help with the very... More > real problem of how to go about refining your thoughts into a plan that can be executed toward a SCUBA trip of a lifetime.< Less
Step Zero: Getting Started on a SCUBA Photo Trip By Peter Swan, Cathy Swan, Dennis Adams
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Your guide to preparation for an underwater photo safari. The Step Zero process helps you understand the basics of.. where to go? how to go? and, who to go with? This book is to help with the very... More > real problem of how to go about refining your thoughts into a plan that can be executed toward a SCUBA trip of a lifetime.< Less