Love of Aircraft Led to Top Secret Satellite MissionApril 13, 2018 |
by Mark Swendra
Each year, Hal Behnke gets to share stories and reunite with a group of guys who had the challenging task of retrieving (while in midair) film canisters, about the size of a garbage can, that had been ejected from some of the earliest spy satellites.
He belonged to a top secret Air Force unit in Hawaii — 6594th Test Group —in the 1970s and 1980s. The group will hold its annual reunion this October in Savannah.