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torsun_bryan t1_j9gplpj wrote

If you’re interested in reading a fantastic history of the SR-71, Area 51 and the Skunk Works, check out the book “Skunk Works” by the late Ben Rich, who took over for Kelly Johnson as head of Lockheed’s advanced development division.

In the book, he said the system was so sensitive it would lock onto bolts on the hangar roof, thinking they were stars.


SternLecture t1_j9hrcc7 wrote

This book rules. I loved it. The whole story of skunkworks and the engineering of the sr71 and all the challenges of it was super interesitng and entertaining.


dubyaDS t1_j9i6jtt wrote

Couldn’t tell the difference between a bolt and a star, doesn’t sound too advanced to me