Will the B-21 bomber operate in low-Earth orbit?

Noticed this Popular Mechanics article, where Air Force Chief of Staff Dave Goldfein suggests a future tanker will operate in low-Earth orbit. Perhaps this is because the new B-21 bomber will operate there?

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a26079489/no-stealth-tanker-kc-x/

From the article: Then again, money might be less of a consideration than we think. In his interview with AvWeek, Goldfein remarked that his next generation tanker could “operate at low-Earth orbit” and that while it might sound “a little bit odd” for him to discuss a future tanker with Air Force Space Command, it makes “perfect sense.” What he means is anyone’s guess, but here’s a stab at something that could operate along those lines: a tanker that could stay in orbit for months or even years at a time, much like the X-37B spaceplane, and then descend down into airspace to deliver fuel to friendly aircraft before accelerating back up into the relative safety of orbit again. Whatever the case, it sounds exciting…and expensive.

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New York Times gets UFO story wrong, again …

Good Blue Book article, but the New York Times makes the same mistake, again. We don’t know that the UFOs represented “an apparently technological phenomenon that was beyond human control” … as the article asserts.

I wish ufology would stop making this assumption. It’s pretty telling that many sightings happened near U.S. military bases.

Let’s start considering the terrestrial hypothesis.

Namely, that the UFOs are a product of an above-top-secret U.S. military program going all the way back to World War II and that only a certain, elite segment of the military establishment is aware of this.

This seems like such a no-brainer …

Harry Reid states the obvious about UFOs

I commend the former Senator from Nevada for his outstanding efforts in this arena.

https://www.rollcall.com/news/hoh/harry-reid-lobbying-ufo-research-reporting

From the article: “But Reid said that the Pentagon has not done enough since then.
‘Frankly, I think the federal government has done almost nothing to help us with this,’ ” Reid said.

Perhaps this is because UFOs represent no threat to the United States? Perhaps because they are virtually all above-top-secret Pentagon platforms, some of which were developed 70 years ago?

Perhaps because it isn’t about ET, it was never about ET?

I can’t pretend to know this, but I’m just throwing it out there.

Popular Mechanics B-21 bomber article suggests basic platform already developed

This Popular Mechanics article updating us on the progress of the B-21 bomber doesn’t really say anything new. However, given the paucity of any news about the B-21, I thought it worthwhile to mention it.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a25422300/b-21-bomber-review/

Here’s my biggest takeaway from the article: “… B-21’s ‘proposed funding and deployment schedule implied that considerable development had been accomplished prior to contract award. … both competing designs were at an unusually high level of detail and development for a system in which the prime contractor had not been selected.’ ”

So, the basic platform’s already been developed?

This would suggest it’s been flying in one form or another for years. Obviously, not as a bomber, but as something …

History’s ‘Project Blue Book’ comment on UFO cover-up

Ed and David: I saw, and agree with, your comments in this article about History’s upcoming “Project Blue Book”
New show explores if U.S. Air Force ‘hushed up’ UFO sightings in Project Blue Book

From the article:

“History Channel/Ed Araquel Executive producer and writer David O’Leary told a panel at Comic-Con this week, ‘On the subject of UFOs, part of the story is the cover-up, the lying, the misinformation campaign to control public perception.’”

The question is, what exactly was being covered up, evidence of ET or something else?

When are you guys FINALLY going to produce a program exploring the “terrestrial hypothesis” instead of the ET hypothesis?

It’s all in Flying Saucers.

Emil Venere

Was solar observatory closure related to spying over Tularosa Basin?

Hmmm, this space.com article raises many questions.

https://www.space.com/41852-sunspot-solar-observatory-opening-after-criminal-investigation.html

As the story suggests, perhaps the investigation relates to spying on top secret testing activities around the Tularosa Basin. Now, I’m not saying there are flying saucers over the Tularosa Basin, as was proposed in Flying Saucers … but who knows?

Opinion: President Truman ordered Washington flying saucers demo of ‘52

Re: History rehashed of the famous Washington saucers:
https://www.history.com/news/ufos-washington-white-house-air-force-coverup

I propose that this was a demonstration. President Truman had similarly ordered a demonstration of the Flying Wing to prove its mettle, so the aircraft was flown over Washington in 1949. He could have also demanded a demonstration of the saucers, an above-top-secret U.S. military platform, perhaps to justify funding and quell doubts about their superior performance.

But I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know! It’s all in Flying Saucers.

‘Foo fighters’ were likely top-secret German platform

Thanks to history.com for this retelling of those eerie foo fighters during World War II … my takeaway: They stopped appearing once the German army was defeated:

https://www.history.com/news/wwii-ufos-allied-airmen-orange-lights-foo-fighters

One hypothesis I favor: The Pentagon grabbed the technology along with the German brains behind it, later perfecting various vessels based on the breakthrough propulsion system.

But I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know! It’s all in Flying Saucers.