Re: [NTLK] [OT] up in the sky

From: Sushi (
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 22:04:07 EDT

>>On 6/24/02 @ 1:02 AM, Woo Lee wrote:
>>'Skunkworks' was 'the bomb'. I wonder what stuff wasn't
>>finished and what took over after it was officially
>>closed(or was it?).
>As for the SR-71, the planes went to museums or the bone yard.
>Kelly Johnson at the request of the CIA, had all the jigs and molds
>destroyed after production was finished to preclude any of the
>information falling into the wrong hands.
>While out of service, many of the technologies used in the SR are still
>As for SW, they are still up and running.

I forgot to add, I believe that NASA is currently using 3 of the SR's for
high altitude/speed research. They have 2 normal models and one trainer.


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