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reply to post by kingofyo1
The SR-71 went public very quickly, as did both the -117 and B-2. We lost a large number of people to the -117 program around 82-83, and it was public by 86. The B-2, was public from first flight.
reply to post by grey580
By 2018 my right unmentionable. I'm willing to put money it's flying right now and has been for years. Which means it's going to have an incredibly successful and fast test program.
See this thread for moreedit on 11/1/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
The technology used here clears up some questions I had about some other things I've heard over the last year or so (before you ask, No, I won't say what, but if you look really hard you might find it). It's amazing how that one thing takes a murky picture and suddenly makes it clearer.