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Discoverer
Cover name for series of tests of early Keyhole film-return surveillance satellites. Some carried biological payloads as part of the USAF's early man-in-space effort.





1960 August 19 - .
  • Captain Harold E. Mitchell of the 6593d Test Squadron (Special), flying a C-119J "Flying Boxcar," recovered the descending Discoverer XIV capsule northwest of Hawaii. - . Spacecraft: Discoverer.


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