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What is "area 51"
(don't get confused with my previous qn, it was with a spelling mistake)

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Asked by Sunita, 09 Apr '08 01:03 pm
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Area 51 is a remote tract of land in the southwestern portion of Lincoln County in southern Nevada in the western United States. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of a dry lakebed (salt lake), is a large military airfield, one of the most secretive places in the world. The base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems.[1][2]

The base lies within the United States Air Force's vast Nevada Test and Training Range. Although the facilities at the range are managed by the 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, the Groom facility appears to be run as an adjunct of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, around 160 miles (260 km) from Groom (AFFTC homepage), and as such the base is known as Air Force Flight Test Center (Detachment 3).[3][4]

Other names used for the facility include Dreamland, Paradise Ranch,[5] Home Base, Watertown Strip, Groom Lake[6] and most ...more
Answered by Magik, 09 Apr '08 01:08 pm

 
  
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Area-51, is the supposed official name for a military testing range in the Nevada Desert. It lies north of Las Vegas, and is centred approximately on 37'N 116'W. The area is curtained off by a 'no-fly zone', similar to that imposed in Iraq by the UN. Outwardly the reason behind the no-fly zone is the Tonopah live firing range, used by the USAF - indeed there is a military air base called Tonopah Test Range located within the restricted area - though aircraft using the facility are most likely to be based at nearby Nellis AFB.

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Answered by gem mina, 09 Apr '08 01:07 pm

 
  
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_51
Answered by Arun Singh, 09 Apr '08 01:11 pm

 
  
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http://www.actionreporter.com/002.dossier/001.aera/page_reportage _b.html
Answered by smitha tm, 09 Apr '08 01:08 pm

 
  
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i think it is the area where u.s scientish do their seceret mission
Answered by digvijay mehta, 09 Apr '08 01:05 pm

 
  
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