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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by kidflash2008
Some will tell you that there are top-secret (well, NOW not-so-top-secret) launch facilities in the Pacific Ocean. Actually, seems likely there are, since it's so remote.
The Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, commonly referred to as the Reagan Test Site, is a missile test range in the Pacific Ocean. It covers about 750,000 square miles and includes rocket launch sites at the Kwajalein Atoll (on multiple islands), Wake Island, and Aur Atoll. It primarially functions as a test facility for U.S. missile defense and space research programs. The Reagan Test Site is the name of the range that is under the command of the US Army Kwajalein Atoll, or USAKA.
The mission control center, along with most of the personnel and infrastructure, is located at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Eleven of the atoll's islands are operated by the U.S. military under a long term lease with the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Equipment installed at the test site includes various tracking radars, stationary and mobile telemetry, optical recording equipment and a secure fiberoptic data network via undersea cables. The Reagan Test Site also serves as a tracking station for manned space flight and NASA research projects.
Launch activities at the test site include ballistic missile tests, ABM interception tests, meteorological sounding rockets and a commercial spaceport for SpaceX at Omelek Island.
Originally posted by darkraver
jup,that video is a fake...
an eagle eye you are, an eagle eye
Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by Mintwithahole.
In belated reply to your question: Yes, the local people would of known if a Saturn V rocket was blasting off. The only way to get away with it would be to build the rocket in Nowheresville and launch it there. The claims on the website state it was at Vandenburg AFB, if that changes then the persons are reading this and correcting their errors to make this story more believable.
Originally posted by SlightlyAbovePar
And your assertion is that they did happen because you say so?
Other than a knee-jerk, politically biased comment of irrelevance, did you have anything to add to the discussion?