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  • An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million

    06/02/2012 6:42:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | June 1, 2012 | Benjamin Preston
    An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million A tail rudder from the fastest airplane in the world could be yours — for a cool $1 million. The seller didn't say if it was a spare part, or if it was once part of a functioning SR-71 Blackbird, which is an important distinction given the cost. When it debuted in 1964, the SR-71 Blackbird — the mean looking surveillance aircraft that cruised high above the Soviet Union at speeds of up to mach 3.5 — cost the U.S. Air Force $34 million per air frame....
  • Anatomy of a Spy Satellite

    01/03/2005 9:28:35 AM PST · by Paradox · 27 replies · 1,670+ views
    space.com ^ | January 3, 2005 | Leonard David
    For military and intelligence communities, outer space has become a highground, hide-and-seek arena -- a kind of "now you see me, now you don’t" espionage playing field. Over the decades, spying from space has always earned super-secret status. They are the black projects, fulfilling dark tasks and often bankrolled by blank check.However last month, several U.S. senators openly blew the whistle on a mystery spy satellite program, critical of its high cost while calling to question its utility in today’s post-9/11 world.One lawmaker, Jay D. Rockefeller (D-WV), the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, openly criticized the program on...
  • Investigation Casts Light on the Mysterious Flying Black Triangle [UFO]

    08/05/2002 3:31:23 PM PDT · by The Raven · 100 replies · 1,726+ views
    space.com, MSNBC.com ^ | Aug 5, 2002 | Leonard David
     They are big, black, and triangular. In UFO folklore they are proof-positive that planet Earth is a rest stop for joyriding, but road-weary, extraterrestrials.A just released study by the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS), based in Las Vegas, Nevada, sheds new light on the dark and mysterious craft. They offer a more down-to-earth hypothesis.NIDS researchers contend that these type vehicles are lighter-than-air, blimp-style craft of the U.S. military's making. Likely powered by "electrokinetic" drive, the lifting body-shaped airships have been skirting the skies from perhaps the early to mid 1980s. NIDS has followed up on their study of...