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originally posted by: PrinceRupertsDog
a reply to: gariac
Obama declared December 26 a holiday, which is in keeping with past presidents when Christmas falls on a Thursday. FYI...
originally posted by: gfad
I saw an article this week that said the first flight of the A-12 was from Groom on the 22nd December, maybe there were some strange lights over the desert this week :-P
On 25 April 1962 it was taken on its first (unofficial and unannounced) flight with Lockheed test pilot Louis Schalk at the controls. The first official flight later took place on 30 April and subsequent supersonic flight on 4 May 1962, reaching speeds of Mach 1.1 at 40,000 ft (12,000 m).