US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
Multisensor Imagery Collection. [Fort Belvoir, VA]: US Army Corps of Engineers for the Earth Resources Survey Program, Space Applications Programs, NASA, December, 1965.
4to (255 x 205 mm). vi, 207 pp. Illustrated with 53 gelatin silver and 24 chromogenic prints. Original spiral binding. Covers worn.
Provenance: Ira C. Bechtold, Consultant (inkstamp inside upper cover).
While the use of satellites for classified reconnaissance gave additional impetus to the US space program, those behind the classified activities were resistant to allowing civilian Earth observation. Nevertheless, in 1965, NASA started exploratory research on remote sensing of Earth resources, with contracts granted to the US Geological Survey and the Army Corps of Engineers for research using sensors flown in NASA aircraft (Mack p 237).