How Area 51 Helped Invent the U.S. Military’s Stealth Fighters
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Sebastien Roblin

Area 51, Americas

We actually know a fair bit about how Area 51 came to be.

Here's What You Need to Know: The desolate site, deceptively nicknamed “Paradise Ranch,” started out with a nearly mile-long runway.

Area 51, the highly secretive U.S. Air Force test facility in the deserts of southern Nevada, is enjoying a resurgence of popular interest thanks to an internet meme—as if being featured in X-File episodes, arcade shoot’em up games and films weren’t enough.

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