posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:16 PM
I watched it, it was awesome.
I was itching to ask that if they started work on the SR-71 Blackbird in the late 50's, wtf do they have now?
At the end my heart almost jumped out of my chest when the internet question was about why the SR-71 was retired, and I think he answered it as well
as anyone who holds classified information can.
For those without an hour to kill, he responded saying something along the lines of:
They were retired because satellites were supposed to be able to do anything they could. However everyone knows exactly when a satellite is due, so
they put things away when they know a satellite is coming overhead. This is why you need an aircraft, you can't see them coming and you catch better
pictures that way.
I took this to basically mean the reason they told YOU was that now a satellite was going to do it, however a satellite can't do what a plane does.
Basically saying there are still planes or we are less protected than we were in the cold war.