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NASA has the misfortune of being a civilian agency. Therefore, no black budgets, etc. and lots of civilian overseers. Now, that doesn't mean they don't cooperate with the military often
However the US air force has had an Ultra top secret space program going for awhile now.
You guys are so Well trained that you even call the good projects "white" projects and the bad projects "Black" projects
1988-1989 Astronaut Mission Specialist, STS-28, 8-13 August
STS-28 was a secret Department of Defense shuttle mission. Mr. Brown, who flew as an Astronaut-Mission Specialist, was responsible for the primary satellite payload, deployed the satellite on orbit;
Originally posted by Aether
You have to remember, a lot of the NASA space shuttles and etc are designed by major aerospace corps. such as Boeing, Lockheed, etc. These companies also introduced the SR-71 and other types of technology 'unrecognized' to society before it's supposed time in technology.