Greetings Roadrunners and Friends,
From its inception in the spring of 1957 to June 26, 1968, OXCART lasted just over 10 years. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson were well aware of the intelligence gathering capability of this unique aircraft and its importance to our nation and the world political scene. It was preceded by the U-2 program AQUATONE at the same location and succeeded by the USAF SR-71 program.
The Oxcart Story, by Thomas P. McIninch, is an official CIA history about the successful creation of a reconnaissance aircraft capable of unprecedented speed, altitude and range. As you will see, we have taken direct quotes from the story to document and index our site. We also provide you with direct links to other web sites so you can see the labors of other web masters who have spent years accumulating information on subject matter complimenting ours.
The purpose of this web site is to establish a common point of contact for RI members and friends to enjoy. Our goal is to provide an accurate accounting of the historical events related to the A-12, YF-12 and associated programs plus the early U-2 program. To that end we ask that you look us over. This is your site, please let us know how we can improve it. If you have a picture or memoir, please share it with all of us.
We look forward to hearing from you.
On behalf of the RI Board -- Cheers,
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