CBS: What’s Space 51? And why is it so secretive? It has been a perennial American obsession for greater than 50 years. It is supplied a shadowy backdrop for exhibits like “The X-Recordsdata” and films just like the 1996 summer time blockbuster “Independence Day.” And in 2019, this well-known however little-understood location took over social media when one jokester impressed tens of millions of individuals to RSVP “sure” to trespassing.
The place: Space 51, a distant patch of desert some 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas, subsequent to a salt flat on the foot of a mountain. This army outpost — and what’s occurred inside it — is so top-secret that its very existence was disputed till 2013.
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