Originally Posted by Botany Bay
If the government would have wanted the project to be a NASA project, then everyone associated with it would have done the exact same work under a NASA banner. But obviously the government preferred the project to be done under the secrecy of the Air Force hood. The question is why.
"Oh my god, they test a space weapon, oh my god, they do it secretly!"
Stop acting so surprised, the Star Wars program has been running for over twenty years.