Area 51 veteran, James Noce, shares some of the stories and (now declassified) secrets behind the place that gets brought up when people talk about secret Air Force projects, crashed UFOs, alien bodies and, of course, conspiracy theories.
In the 1960s, Area 51 was the test site for the A-12 and its successor, the SR-71 Blackbird, a secret spy plane that broke records at documented speeds that still have been unmatched. The CIA says it reached Mach 3.29 (about 2,200 mph) at 90,000 feet.
But after September 2007, when the CIA displayed an A-12 in front of its Langley, Va., headquarters as part of the agency?s 60th birthday, much of the secrecy of those days at Area 51 fell away.
Advance warning to UFOlogists: Sorry, although Noce and other Area 51 vets say they saw plenty of secret stuff, none make claims about aliens.
|"We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick."|
|Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave; Meanwhile In His Factories People Are Worked Until They Drop Dead|
|The End of the Movie Theatre Projectionist|
|Filing down in the Black Lodge|
|Non-Traditional Workspaces I Wish I Worked In|
|“The cost could be so near to zero it will effectively be free.”|
|“Lifting the electric motors out of Teslas and putting them in the chassis of other, formerly gas guzzling cars.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“What can we do to make responsible use of plastic a reality? First: reject the lie.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|Go the Fuck to Sleep: A Children's Bedtime Book|
|Everything We've Learnt About the Surveillance State|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|“Rejuvenation is Finally an Industry.”|
|Sensually Retro Illustrations by Simone Massoni|
|“He portrays these abandoned malls as apocalyptic ruins.”|
|Good Fucking Design Advice|