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Area 51 Documents Reveal Cold War 'Hide-And-Seek'

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:07:56 -0500
Archived: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:07:56 -0500
Subject: Area 51 Documents Reveal Cold War 'Hide-And-Seek'

Source: Space.Com


November 06, 2013

Area 51 Declassified: Documents Reveal Cold War 'Hide-And-Seek'

Newly declassified documents reveal more detail about past use
of the mysterious Nevada test site known as Area 51 and the
concern for maintaining secrecy about the work done at the

The recently released papers, which date mostly from the early
1960s into the 1970s, spotlight the U.S. government's desire for
tight security at Area 51, also known as Groom Lake. The area
was photographed with American reconnaissance assets to better
assess what the Soviet Union's spy satellites might be able to

The documents also detail the debate over the possible release
of a photograph "inadvertently" taken of the secret facility by
NASA astronauts aboard the Skylab space station in 1974.

[More at site... Thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead]

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