Re: [NTLK] up in the sky

From: Mark Bock (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 20:30:35 EDT

>Didn't match any 'officially' known aircraft...or is it a RAMjet?

Well, seeing as there are no manned ramjet-powered aircraft in
existence yet (at least none that have been acknowledged to exist)
it's hard to say... Again, the seismic activity attributed to sonic
booms was mentioned as possible evidence of the existence of Project
Aurora, the supposed SR-71 replacement, which is purported to be a
hypersonic spy plane powered by ramjets or scramjets. But if Aurora
exists (or existed some years ago -- might have been cancelled), it's
among the blackest of black projects and is unlikely to be
acknowledged for some time. (Also interesting to note is that four or
five SR-71s, plus the trainer aircraft, were quietly reactivated in
the mid-'90s -- evidence of Aurora's cancellation?)

Still curious how the "donuts on a rope" photo figures into all this
-- was Aurora powered by a pulse detonation engine instead of a
ramjet? Or was that peculiar contrail the product of some other
unacknowledged aircraft?

And what really crashed in Roswell in 1947? (According to a History
Channel special, it was a spy balloon -- a classified aerial
listening post that was supposed to be able to pick up Soviet nuclear
detonations -- so when it crashed the government covered it up by
claiming it was a weather balloon. Interestingly, this balloon was
purportedly carrying several test dummies which were mistaken for
aliens by freaked-out locals.) And wouldn't it have been more
convenient for Jeff Goldblum to carry a Newton instead of a Powerbook
when infiltrating the alien spacecraft (sorry, I had to work a Newton
into this SOMEhow...)?


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mark bock

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