Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Walking with Superman: Day 70
In 1947, the Army Air Force's Project Mogul used specialized high-altitude balloons to detect Soviet atomic bomb tests. The crash of one such set of balloons near Roswell, New Mexico, eventually became a major component of alien-centered conspiracy theories. Today, the direct descendant of that operation is the Human Defense Corps' Project Mogul, which uses orbiting satellites and ground-based detectors to search the skies for potential alien invaders and extraterrestrial superweapons. But when one of the satellites intercepts a teleportation signal, what crashes in Roswell is anything but a surveillance balloon. Mongul has arrived in the Land of Enchantment, and only Superman can stop him!