posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Manhater
No, it went "missing" for like two months, in that the usual tracking websites couldn't find it anymore. It landed nicely in December of 2010.
That was OTV-1, the first X-37.
If this was really true, that it was truly missing and not merely moved to another earth orbit for INTEL work and not reported, then we must wonder
about the ability to track such a large object by those assigned precisely to do that. They know to the second where these important bodies are out
there. So we should have a ton of suspicions about why it reportedly was MIA and
mysteriously returned. (Frankly, I had not followed the
details of the thing until my interest was just piqued by it being "lost.")
So it had the cargo hold the size of a pickup truck? What could it do that an INTEL satellite could not do? Something just doesn't seem right about
Outfitted with some type of super-drive contained in that cargo area, it could have gone to Mars and back in two months. To the Moon and back would
have been a snap. But I guess we are to assume that it was on a INTEL mission?
The bottom line being that all of the space powers in the world know full well where the ship went but not the general public that paid to put it
there. So in plain english, if the Chinese and the Russians can know where the damned thing went, why can't we peons.?