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It was great to see you out there and your work was interesting, as always. On militarized space, it's interesting how the area, while really beautiful, does seem to have this ominous sense to it. You've got Palmdale which prides itself on being an aerospace capital and amazingly exists as an unconnected part of LA County. Then the airforce base is directly above it.
My friend and I went and checked out the Borax mind, and in the town to the south of it (Boran) you can see this mountain, about a mile off, that has a bunch of towers on top of it. Do you know anything about those? Are they part of the anechoic facility? They looked like something Raimund Abraham would've designed.
Can't wait to see how your thesis turns out.
Some of those towers are almost twenty stories tall. On the Edwards tour I was told those towers had something to do with the flight testing done in the fifties/sixties. But I can't remember the specifics. We didn't get anywhere near them to pick out Abrahamian details as you suggest. Got any telephoto shots of it?
I think you are talking about the rocket stands on the east side of the dry lake - it's south of Boron/58 - you get a good view of it from the base access road...http://ludb.clui.org/ex/i/CA4981/
The CLUI site has good advice for viewing within the base.
Domingo's has the best mexican food in Boron and the last time I was there the walls were covered with photos of the candidates for the new joint-strike fighter which were being proven at Edwards.
Thanks for the link, mud!
We did get some footage of it that will go to Atlas Obscura once we get it all downloaded. More than the details, I just meant more the ominious feel of them... These giant structures on top of a mountain with nothing around.
How many Mexican restaurants are there in Boron? It's a pretty small town.
Yup - just one that I know of, but that shouldn't prevent it from being considered superlative.
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