[Posted by The Angry Clam]
Aviation Week has a story currently about a secret two-stage to orbit military spaceplane that was supposedly operational.
Considering that Aviation Week isn’t the Weekly World News, and that these guys also guessed the existence of the sweet-as-hell F-117 before it was publicly announced, I don’t think that it is entirely implausible that they’ve got the broad outlines for the program correct. The descriptions of the Blackstar also align fairly closely with the numerous reports of the Aurora aircraft.
If Aviation Week’s correct that the program has been scrapped, the real question becomes “what even cooler toy did they get to replace this?”