NASA circles California for reasons unknown


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Several residents of Southern California reported seeing a low flying plane at the end of last month flying repeatedly over the San Andreas fault line.  According to various reports, the plane’s call signs were “NASA817” and was seen zigzagging over the San Andreas fault line towards the end of July, which of course is a high profile earthquake zone.

NASA has yet to publically state exactly what it’s doing over the fault line. NASA has a variety of planes used as airborne laboratories that benefit the earth science community, carrying sensors to provide data and support augment NASA space missions.

The US Air Force has a variety of ‘spaceplanes’ and include X-37B which is currently on its 5th mission and has surpassed 500 consecutive days in orbit.  The plane was built by Boeing and is flown remotely.

Shane Saathoff
Shane Saathoff
An active writer for two decades, Shane's focuses on local news and events throughout the area, Shane is an active historian, science nerd, and tech geek. Shane is a native of Bourbonnais, IL, and alumni of Olivet Nazarene University.


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