Angels and Demons/Background

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This is a guide to the real events, things, and ideas that the book uses as parts of its storyline and setting, and how they are used in the book.

  • The secret brotherhood at the heart of the book is the Illuminati.
  • The Lockheed Martin X-33 was a real space launch vehicle, whose prototype was 85% complete before NASA cancelled the project.
  • CERN
  • Freemasonry
  • Henry A. Wallace was the Vice President of the United States and is alleged to be a Freemason who caused the Illuminati symbol to be included on U.S. 1 Dollar Bill
  • Antimatter