Since this is the ATS web site...
Lets assume that the military recovered advanced technology back in the late 40's.
That is not to much of a stretch for most people here to believe.
Now when confronted with this frightning possible threat, just after completing a Major World War, and some scary stuff the Germans were
investigating, It's not a stretch to understand that our military would have a strong need to Centralize this new intelligence into a super secret
organization. Then within this organization, subdivide and create a ultra secret BlackOps section, tasked with learning, reverse engineering and
discovering all the knowledge possible about this new technology/threat.
Now lets look at the timeline from when the US publicly decided to join the space race till we landed on the Moon. (1963-1969) Six years!
Now lets look back at the Black Ops section exploring their task. Do you think its possible that they could have suceeded in uncovering some amazing
technology for extremely high speed travel in the atmosphere and beyond, inside of 10 years? Say 1957?
Assume this is our first space program (ultra secret) and they are busy exploring this new technology, funneling less critical tech to the new NASA
organization, Now our public organization is task with a space race and will be piercing the boundry previously being explored by our Primary Space
Program. All the astronaughts are military men. Men which could have been instructed to ignore anything they see in high earth orbit. Men prone to
excitement at seeing something new and unexpected.
After one or two such incidents it would them become important no to have any "live" transmissions, but tape delay. In order to avoid any accidental
disclosures. Any that did get out could be shuttled to the fringe of UFO sighting and typical mis-information techniques. Tapes can be lost. Video
footage that may have caught something can be lost or sanatized. Live footage presents the largest problem.
This is all just conjecture, but the idea of having a Primary Space Exploration program that preceeds NASA would go along way towards explaining many
odd things. Not the least of which is why we never returned to the moon after 1972.
Can you just imagine the level of technology we would have in releation to space travel if the Public Program (NASA) kept pushing the envelope
outwards after 1972? We would have at least 3 times the tech and expertise we had back in 1969!
Then think..."what if we do have another high tech space program?" How far could they have come since 1947?
Just a thought