Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed Topics for Discussion

Ben Rich
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Please analyze the relationship between Ben Rich and Kelly Johnson. Be sure to mention its various stages and describe its culmination in detail.

Why was the U-2 Spy Plane eventually shut down by the Eisenhower Administration?

Why was the SR-71 Blackbird decommissioned?

What are some of Ben Rich's recommendations concerning how the aerospace industry should be run?

What features of the Skunk Works does Rich think made it successful?

Please name three of Kelly Johnson's rules of operation and explain them in detail.

How did the Skunk Works lose the contract to build the new line of stealth bomber to Northrop?

What are some of the challenges in the aerospace industry of working with the federal government?

Why wasn't the stealth submarine taken beyond its prototype stage? How does this confirm or deny Kelly's rule about working with the Navy?

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