SpaceX Launches Secretive Zuma Mission


SpaceX on Sunday blasted off a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature — and the agency behind it — remains a mystery.

Northrup Grumman, the maker of the payload, said it was for the US government and would be delivered to low-Earth orbit, but offered no other details.

SpaceX and the Pentagon did not respond to requests for comment about the nature of the mission. SpaceX has launched national security payloads in the past, including a spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office, and an X-37B space plane for the US Air Force.

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  1. It supposedly crashed in the ocean. There are many theories (and conspiracy theories) about what really happened to Zuma.

    • Norhtrop Grumman forced Space-X to use its adapter ring on the second stage, and it failed. Zuma did not separate from the second stage and they both fell into the Indian Ocean.

      Believe it or don’t.


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