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.

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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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