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The Air Force just landed secret spacecraft  X-37B with a sonic boom

  • An unmanned space plane owned by the United States Air Force touched down in Florida on Sunday after two years of being in orbit.
  • This would be an exciting feat for science or space exploration — except no one really knows why the spacecraft was sent out in the first place.
  • The spacecraft is called the X-37B, which is fancy name for a small plane with a 15-foot wingspan and an overall size that’s about a quarter of NASA’s retired space shuttles.
  • It landed with a “sonic boom” on the morning of May 7, much to the delight of those living near the NASA Kennedy’s Space Center. Read more (5/8/17)

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“Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others.”  -Ronald Reagan  

Let us not forget what this day is really about.    

After being captured by Vietnamese soldiers in 1965, Admiral Jeremiah Denton Jr. became a prisoner of war for almost 8 years. In 1966, his captors forced him to participate in a televised North American press conference where he secretly communicated by the use of Morse Code that American soldiers were being tortured. Denton repeatedly blinked his eyes during the interview to spell out the word “T-O-R-T-U-R-E”. The US Navy saw his signal, and began an operation to rescue Denton and some 50 other prisoners. Denton’s genius can be seen in the full video below: