Millionen Spaßvögel wollten am Freitag die US-Militäranlage Area 51 stürmen. Nach Warnungen der Behörden wird es nur ein Musikfestival. Am versammelten sich knapp Leute vor dem Militärgebiet Area 51 südlich Nevadas. Ihr Ziel? Das Gebiet zu stürmen, um Aliens. Im Meme-Review zu Area 51 erklärt Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie), warum der Area Raid ein Erfolg war.
Netzkultur: Area 51-Raid: 60-Jährige betritt das SperrgebietNevada wappnet sich für den Area 51 Raid, der angeblich heute stattfinden wird. Schon vor dem großen Event wurden zwei Touristen. Eine Jähre Frau ist beim Area Event über die Grenzen der Tore marschiert und hat somit die Sperrzone betreten. Am versammelten sich knapp Leute vor dem Militärgebiet Area 51 südlich Nevadas. Ihr Ziel? Das Gebiet zu stürmen, um Aliens.
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Skip navigation! Story from News. Sarah Midkiff. The comments section is filled with theories and memes for how to best storm the seemingly impenetrable government base.
We all know where it is, but here is everything else you might want to know about the not-so-serious Area 51 raid happening this fall.
What is the Area 51 raid? The Washington Post questioned what would happen if public intrigue were to supersede the obvious joking tone of the post.
Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces The U.
Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets. When will the raid on Area 51 happen? The Facebook event is planned for Friday, September 20, Retrieved July 21, He's terrified of what he's created".
Retrieved July 18, Montanaro, David July 16, Fox News. What happens if they actually show? The Washington Post. The Independent. The New York Times.
Deadline Hollywood. Vanity Fair. Matei, Adrienne July 17, What could go wrong? The Guardian. Van Boom, Daniel July 30, Retrieved September 23, CBS News.
Zemler, Emily July 17, Rolling Stone. Maxouris, Christina July 17, And his new 'Old Town Road' music video proves it".
It's called 'Storm the Church Vault. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved August 17, Know Your Meme. July 15, Business Insider. September 22, Weston, Phoebe September 22, Associated Press.
August 20, Retrieved August 22, But it's a mystery as to how many will show up". To separate it from the other Abased projects, it was renamed the "D".
The "12" was reversed to "21". The first D was completed in the spring of by Lockheed. After four more months of checkouts and static tests, the aircraft was shipped to Groom Lake and reassembled.
It was to be carried by a two-seat derivative of the A, designated the "M". Difficulties were addressed throughout and at Groom Lake with various technical issues.
Captive flights showed unforeseen aerodynamic difficulties. By late January , more than a year after the first captive flight, everything seemed ready.
A second D flight was successful in April with the drone flying 1, miles, reaching Mach 3. An accident on 30 July with a fully fueled D, on a planned checkout flight suffered from an unstart of the drone after its separation, causing it to collide with the M launch aircraft.
The two crewmen ejected and landed in the ocean miles offshore. One crew member was picked up by a helicopter, but the other, having survived the aircraft breakup and ejection, drowned when sea water entered his pressure suit.
Kelly Johnson personally cancelled the entire program, having had serious doubts from the start of the feasibility. A number of Ds had already been produced, and rather than scrapping the whole effort, Johnson again proposed to the Air Force that they be launched from a BH bomber.
By late summer of , the modification work to both the D now designated DB and the BHs were complete. The test program could now resume.
The test missions were flown out of Groom Lake, with the actual launches over the Pacific. The first DB to be flown was Article , the prototype.
The first attempt was made on 28 September , and ended in complete failure. As the B was flying toward the launch point, the DB fell off the pylon.
The BH gave a sharp lurch as the drone fell free. The booster fired and was "quite a sight from the ground". The failure was traced to a stripped nut on the forward right attachment point on the pylon.
Several more tests were made, none of which met with success. However, the fact is that the resumptions of D tests took place against a changing reconnaissance background.
The A had finally been allowed to deploy, and the SR was soon to replace it. At the same time, new developments in reconnaissance satellite technology were nearing operation.
Up to this point, the limited number of satellites available restricted coverage to the Soviet Union. A new generation of reconnaissance satellites could soon cover targets anywhere in the world.
The satellites' resolution would be comparable to that of aircraft, but without the slightest political risk. Time was running out for the Tagboard.
Several more test flights, including two over China , were made from Beale AFB , California, in and , to varying degrees of success. The remaining drones were transferred by a C-5A and placed in dead storage.
The tooling used to build the DBs was ordered destroyed. A second group arrived in Davis-Monthan is an open base, with public tours of the storage area at the time, so the odd-looking drones were soon spotted and photos began appearing in magazines.
Speculation about the DBs circulated within aviation circles for years, and it was not until that details of the Tagboard program were released.
That same year, the surviving DBs were released to museums. During the Cold War , one of the missions carried out by the United States was the test and evaluation of captured Soviet fighter aircraft.
Beginning in the late s, and for several decades, Area 51 played host to an assortment of Soviet-built aircraft. ATIC personnel were sent anywhere where foreign aircraft could be found.
The focus of Air Force Systems Command limited the use of the fighter as a tool with which to train the front line tactical fighter pilots.
Tactical Air Command selected its pilots primarily from the ranks of the Weapons School graduates. His aircraft was transferred to Groom Lake in late for study.
A joint Air Force-Navy team was assembled for a series of dogfight tests. Comparisons between the F-4 and the MiG indicated that, on the surface, they were evenly matched.
There were no clear advantages. The problem was not with the planes, but with the pilots flying them. The pilots would not fly either plane to its limits.
One of the Navy pilots was Marland W. He was an engineer and a Korean War veteran and had flown almost every navy aircraft.
When he flew against the MiG, he would outmaneuver it every time. The Air Force pilots would not go vertical in the MiG Cassidy climbed into the MiG and went up against Townsend's F This time the result was far different.
Cassidy was willing to fight in the vertical, flying the plane to the point where it was buffeting, just above the stall.
Cassidy was able to get on the F-4's tail. After the flight, they realized the MiG turned better than the F-4 at lower speeds.
The key was for the F-4 to keep its speed up. An F-4 had defeated the MiG; the weakness of the Soviet plane had been found. Further test flights confirmed what was learned.
It was also clear that the MiG was a formidable enemy. United States pilots would have to fly much better than they had been to beat it.
This would require a special school to teach advanced air combat techniques. They lost their way and, believing they were over Lebanon, landed at the Betzet Landing Field in northern Israel.
One version has it that they were led astray by an Arabic-speaking Israeli. As in the earlier program, a small group of Air Force and Navy pilots conducted mock dogfights with the MiGs.
Very soon, the MiG's shortcomings became clear. It had an extremely simple, even crude, control system which lacked the power-boosted controls of American aircraft.
The F-4's twin engines were so powerful it could accelerate out of range of the MiG's guns in thirty seconds. It was important for the F-4 to keep its distance from the MiG As long as the F-4 was one and a half miles from the MiG, it was outside the reach of the Soviet fighter's guns, but the MiG was within reach of the F-4's missiles.
To prevent any sightings, the airspace above the Groom Lake range was closed. On aeronautical maps, the exercise area was marked in red ink.
The forbidden zone became known as "Red Square". During the remainder of the Vietnam War , the Navy kill ratio climbed to 8. In contrast, the Air Force rate improved only slightly to 2.
The reason for this difference was Top Gun. The Navy had revitalized its air combat training, while the Air Force had stayed stagnant.
At Tonopah testing of foreign technology aircraft continued and expanded throughout the s and s. This involved testing Soviet tracking and missile control radar systems.
A complex of actual and replica Soviet-type threat systems began to grow around "Slater Lake", a mile northwest of the main base, along with an acquired Soviet "Barlock" search radar placed at Tonopah Air Force Station.
They were arranged to simulate a Soviet-style air defense complex. Larry D. The Lockheed Have Blue prototype stealth fighter a smaller proof-of-concept model of the F Nighthawk first flew at Groom in December Lockheed test pilots put the YF through its early paces.
On 15 October , Major Alton C. Whitley Jr. Although ideal for testing, Area 51 was not a suitable location for an operational group, so a new covert base had to be established for F operations.
The 6,foot runway was lengthened to 10, feet. Taxiways, a concrete apron, a large maintenance hangar, and a propane storage tank were added.
After finding a large scorpion in their offices, the testing team Designated "R Unit" adopted it as their mascot and dubbed themselves the "Baja Scorpions".
Testing of a series of ultra-secret prototypes continued at Area 51 until mid, when testing transitioned to the initial production of F stealth fighters.
The Fs were moved to and from Area 51 by C-5 during darkness to maintain security. The aircraft were defueled, disassembled, cradled, and then loaded aboard the C-5 at night, flown to Lockheed, and unloaded at night before reassembly and flight testing.
Groom performed radar profiling, F weapons testing, and training of the first group of frontline USAF F pilots. While the "Baja Scorpions" were working on the F, there was also another group at work in secrecy, known as "the Whalers" working on Tacit Blue.
A fly-by-wire technology demonstration aircraft with curved surfaces and composite material, to evade radar, it was a prototype, and never went into production.
As the Baja Scorpions tested the aircraft with functional check flights and L. On 17 May , the move of the th TG from Groom Lake to Tonopah was initiated, with the final components of the move completed in early The R-Unit was inactivated on 30 May In the last FA was delivered from Lockheed.
After completion of acceptance flights at Area 51 of this last new FA aircraft, the flight test squadron continued flight test duties of refurbished aircraft after modifications by Lockheed.
Some testing, especially RCS verification and other classified activity was still conducted at Area 51 throughout the operational lifetime of the F The recently inactivated th Flight Test Squadron traces its roots, if not its formal lineage to the th TG R-unit.
Since the F became operational in , operations at Groom Lake have continued. The base and its associated runway system were expanded, including expansion of housing and support facilities.
According to the judge, the land that overlooked the base was taken to address security and safety concerns connected with their training and testing.
The United States government has provided minimal information regarding Area The area surrounding the lake is permanently off-limits to both civilian and normal military air traffic.
Security clearances are checked regularly; cameras and weaponry are not allowed. It contains numerous references to Area 51 and Groom Lake, along with a map of the area.
They alleged that they had been present when large quantities of unknown chemicals had been burned in open pits and trenches at Groom.
Rutgers University biochemists analyzed biopsies from the complainants and found high levels of dioxin , dibenzofuran , and trichloroethylene in their body fat.