Good Blackbird News

Over the past year, I've posted photos of the awesome US Space and Rocket Center's A-12, one of nine still in one piece—albeit barely in this case.


People who saw the photos took to social media to vent. If ever someone asks what good that does, you can cite this case. Space Center officials told me that a corporate benefactor has just stepped up. Later this summer, the Blackbird will receive a grade-A restoration and placement at the Space Center a lot better than a crumbling parking lot and temporary fence and a bomb on a cart for no reason. Here's the plan so far:

Here's a comparable fixture, at CIA HQs in McLean, VA.

More to come…

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