Area 51... truth?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Data Holmes, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. YellowSubmarine

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  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I had thought it was common knowledge that Area 51 itself is a real place. Of course there's none of this UFO Alien crap going on - *that's* the fantasy.
     
  3. Melakon

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    In another 50 years, they'll admit the aliens are really at Area 52.

    Edit: Apologies for stepping on Kaziarl's joke, missed it until after the post.
     
  4. scotpens

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    Yeah, they made great model kits back in the 1950s and '60s. Unfortunately, the "revival" of Aurora turned out to be a scam.
     
  5. Melakon

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    I had their UFO from The Invaders, and one of their models of aliens (Superman). I think I had their Spock too, I remember cutting some copper screening from a hobby shop to be the lid for a tiny communicator.
     
  6. Gov Kodos

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    There are no aliens there. The real aliens have been manipulating the government for ages. Obama is the current beneficiary of their patronage. Area 51 was just a dodge to keep people from the real truth, but with the International space station, the aliens no longer need a landing site on Earth.
     
  7. YellowSubmarine

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    Enough with these silly aliens theories. Everyone knows the only aliens on Earth manipulating our governments are genetically modified humans from the future.
     
  8. Lonemagpie

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    I've actually seen decent evidence to suggest that Aurora was never a plane, but a procedure - something to do with automated inflight refueling, and that's what the AU and R may have stood for. I forget what the rest of the acronym was.
     
  9. publiusr

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    I think that was BLACKSTAR
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstar_(spaceplane)
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=1794.0

    Blackswift is about as good as it gets.

    Air Launch is hard.

    Stratolauncher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StratoLaunch
    and AN-225 are the only platforms that can do air launch with any real payloads, and AN-225 is cargo only these days--only ferrying Buran around for a bit.

    Interim Hotol and MAKS, and Svityaz were only just possible.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HOTOL
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAKS_(spacecraft)

    I don't think Aurora existed, or it it did, it wound up melted
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(aircraft)
     
  10. Sephiroth

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    nah, Kirtland AFB, backs right up to Sandia Natnl labs