posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 10:23 AM
I wonder how this would be kept such a secret. In real life, that would leak like a sieve. Do you think any government would think they could keep
something like that a secret?
Yes, they could and would.
First, this would be built by an existing government contractor. (thus, already lots of secrecy agreements in place, as well as the risk of losing
future projects/existing projects, to ensure it)
Second, any components would be disguised by being funneled through other projects....so a rocket booster, for example, would appear to be earmarked
for an Orion mission or some other test project, etc.
Third, all personnel at the final assembly location, would be the same SCI cleared folks that are already used to working in such secrecy (think the
guys who fly on JANET, etc. out to Area 51). They wouldn't even know why they are building it...it's just their job.
All costs would use the existing black project structure of funneling through other projects.
The bigger challenge would be the size of such a ship and launch structure. For this reason, it would be launched out of an ICBM silo type site (and
may even be listed as a new or existing missile site).
Any astronauts would be unaware of the exact mission until just before launch.
At least, that's how I would do it, if I were running such a project. There's a LOT more to it than this of course, but that's the gist of it.