posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 03:43 PM
a reply to: FredT
They moved the mission to Los Angeles. Apparently there is a similar service there.
The DoD hasn't like this particular location for some time. Commmercial buildings have popped up around it. Some companies can watch landings at KNUQ
from their office windows. The Soviets, when they existed, supposedly had spies hang out at the nearby restaurants and bars. Even though the area is
well beyond the old cold war 25 mile limit for Soviet "diplomats", there was an additional no spy zone around the Cube. (I was working for EG&G for a
while and would hear these stories from contractors.)
Then there was the problem that the Blue Cube was...well...blue. The building didn't exactly hide in plain sight. Prior to shutting it down, Blue Cube
security would call the police to remove photographers. This isn't a facility that you have to view from 26 miles from a mountain peak. Rather the
cube is in a busy area of Silicon Valley. Any geek, of which the area is full of, would photograph the cube. The police would only show up if the
photography was really blatant, such as the case when a teacher from nearby Fremont High decided to make photographing the cube a class project.
From my limited tour of the Blue Cube, it wouldn't be an easy building to repurpose. Lots of secure rooms with bank vault like doors.
I assume all the gear in the building was destroyed. What I saw was really really old, and that was in the 90s.
There was a companion earth station in Dublin Ca. that was not destroyed but rather turned over to UC Berkeley.