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IronCharles
06-16-2012, 02:54 PM
U.S.A.F. space ship not many are familiar with:







http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47842589/?gt1=43001

djflex
06-16-2012, 02:57 PM
Pretty cool, was totally unaware.


Kinda wondet what the secret mission was

StressMonkey
06-16-2012, 03:06 PM
Was amazed when I read this story today. Think of what technology was like when it was launched and we're still talking to it!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2159359/Humanity-escapes-solar-Voyager-1-signals-reached-edge-interstellar-space.html

mslman71
06-16-2012, 03:11 PM
If clicking on an msnbc link makes you feel dirty you can go to:

http://www.space.com/16110-secret-x37b-space-plane-landing.html

:D

It's a small dude. It launched out of the Cape so I don't guess it was in a particularly sexy orbit, but I do wonder what goodies they were testing on it.

IronCharles
06-16-2012, 03:12 PM
Was amazed when I read this story today. Think of what technology was like when it was launched and we're still talking to it!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2159359/Humanity-escapes-solar-Voyager-1-signals-reached-edge-interstellar-space.htmlYeah, and think how amazed you'll be when it comes back as V'ger! :D

IronCharles
06-16-2012, 03:15 PM
If clicking on an msnbc link makes you feel dirty you can go to:

http://www.space.com/16110-secret-x37b-space-plane-landing.html

:D
Opened your link, saw pic of Obama, closed it quickly, before I could be infected with Liberalism! ;)


edit: clicked it again, Obama is gone. Is this some kind of Liberal mind trick? :eek:

pvsampson
06-16-2012, 03:20 PM
Probably delivering something to the aliens.

Whatanejit
06-16-2012, 03:23 PM
Great story. Agree re the technology. I wonder what they are going to put up there next?

mtpockets
06-16-2012, 03:25 PM
a troll drop to the ov35 forum and delivered a clingon to Induced Drag

Brackneyc
06-16-2012, 03:29 PM
This quote is so "government." :D

"My words to others who might read anything else into that is, 'Just listen to what we're telling you,'" McKinney added. "This is, pure and simple, a test vehicle so we can prove technologies and capabilities."

mslman71
06-16-2012, 03:32 PM
Opened your link, saw pic of Obama, closed it quickly, before I could be infected with Liberalism! ;)


It's not a disease of the infectious variety. ;)

crupiea
06-16-2012, 04:03 PM
If its top secret we should be hearing all the details about it soon.

phikappa
06-16-2012, 10:33 PM
If its top secret we should be hearing all the details about it soon.

...from the Chinese.