But, on May 14th, 1954 something changed. The story of the Black Knight Satellite has released in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the San Francisco Examiner.
Despite the fact that by the time the 60s rolled in both the US and the USSR had their satellites in orbit, neither claimed responsibility for the strange aircraft that popped up on February 11th.
Gordon Cooper himself saw its light, but despite this, he was quickly dismissed by NASA, who said that it was all just too much CO2 in the air that made him temporarily lose his mind.
You may verify that the images you can actually see were taken by NASA’s STS-88 Space Shuttle mission by looking at them.
After the pictures were uploaded though on the internet they were quickly removed by someone with a lot of influence.