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Angels in Paradise, The Development of the U-2 at Area 51

According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane to inform them about the remote location and difficulty of… read more

According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane to inform them about the remote location and difficulty of working at Area 51, a U.S. military installation in Nevada. The film tells the story of the design, manufacture, and testing of the top secret U-2 plane between 1954 and 1960. “Angel” was a code word for the plane, which could fly at over 70,000 feet, and “Paradise” was a nickname for Area 51, which was a harsh desert setting with hot summers and cold winters. It is believed that sightings of the secret U-2 flights in Nevada were the source of many 1950s and 1960s UFO stories. close

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Angels in Paradise, The Development of the U-2 at Area 51

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Program ID:
476051-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Roswell, New Mexico, United States
First Aired:
Sep 26, 2020 | 10:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 10, 2020 | 1:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 26, 2020 | 10:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 27, 2020 | 4:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 28, 2020 | 2:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 03, 2020 | 8:26am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 04, 2020 | 9:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 10, 2020 | 1:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3