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The rocket carried a mysterious payload into space on the NROL-49 mission: a clandestine satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office described only as something that will "support the military's national defense mission." The NRO operates satellites that provide information to the Central Intelligence Agency and Department of Defense.
About 10 seconds after the rocket hurtles toward the sky, a sound wave "as loud as a freight train" will sweep over Lompoc, a town of about 43,000, Linn said. "It'll rattle windows and make dogs bark, that's for sure."
Originally posted by Sly1one
reply to post by FoJAk
Lol why does that launch look fake as all hell? Seriously nothing about it looked right to me...no smoke plume out of the engines just a rocket slowly floating straight up....
clarification: I know it is indeed a real launch I am just stating it looked fake to me, not saying it WAS fake...edit on 20-1-2011 by Sly1one because: (no reason given)
The article is very very dumb to be honest. Its in no way or form a "Secret spy satellite" if EVERYBODY knows about it. Like seriously....this is just to put the people who actually saw it to stop asking questions. Too bad I won't.
But nice find by the way.