Sunday, July 02, 2006

High strangeness on Earth and in space

So, the launch of the Discovery space shuttle has been delayed a second day and is going to be on July 4th, eh? Hmmm. Seems strange that they wouldn't wait until July 5th. Why the 4th? Weather conditions?

Strange things are afoot here on Earth, and perhaps, in space as well. Check out this story from KRDO Channel 13 in Colorado Springs. Seems as though NORAD is on heightened alert. Why? The story doesn't say. Also on heightened alert? Vandenburg AFB which launched a huge, super-secret rocket last Tuesday - a rocket launch observed by a mysterious UFO that hovered nearby as a Radiohead concert was underway. I noted this over at Slice O' Life last Thursday.

Anyway, read the KRDO article, posted several days ago:
Four Installations Across The Country Are Affected By Order From U.S. Space Command
by Baaron Pittenger
Posted: 6/29/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS - An Air Force installation in Colorado Springs and one near Denver are operating with heightened security.The Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, which houses NORAD, is now at "Bravo-Plus".
There are five levels of alert: normal, Alpha (low), Bravo (medium), Charlie (high) and Delta (critical). “Bravo-Plus” is slightly higher than a medium threat level.
The Cheyenne Mountain Air Station And Buckley Air Force Base are among four installations in the country at the higher alert level ordered last week by then- Acting-Commander of Air Force Space Command, General Fred Klotz.
Space Command would not comment on the reason for the security increase.
The order also affects Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

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