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Spy Plane Wreckage in Nevada’s Desert

Joey Lovato
Joey Lovato
Tim Lenard
Tim Lenard
Alexandra Couraud
Alexandra Couraud

A crashed spy plane in Nevada’s desert offers insight into the state’s history of military aviation testing and the UFO conspiracy theories it touched off.

On Oct. 25, 1967, an SR-71 Blackbird spy plane called Aspen 28 crashed outside of Lovelock. This week, host Joey Lovato heads out into rural Nevada with nuclear physicist and aerospace enthusiast Taylor Wilson to find the wreckage. Along the way, Joey talks with Area 51 historian Peter Merlin to learn about the history of the secretive military base.

Host

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Guests

Taylor Wilson - @Taylor_Wilson

Peter Merlin - Dreamland: The Secret History of Area 51

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Blackbird crash site highlights Nevada’s key role in Cold War era aerospace testing

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