11-13. See also: Bond 2005, 17-18.
Smith recalls that his capsule crew
contacted Air Defense Command (redesignated Aerospace Defense Command on 15 Jan. 1968)
at Minot Air Force Station, located about 15 miles south of Minot, ND: “And so
when the [B-52] crew did that my Capsule [Crew] also were excited, really
excited, so one of them I think had an idea that they might call Air Defense
Command, I think he had some connections or knew some people there or
something. And from what he was saying to us they were able to use some radar
manipulations, and they were able to see something operating they said 50 miles
above where we were in the general vicinity—they couldn’t pinpoint it but they
said—50 miles above” (2001b, 13; and 2001a, 19-20). Regarding Minot AFS, see: http://www.radomes.org/museum/showsite.php?site=Minot+AFS,+ND.