Black Project

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Black Project
The Truth tells Carl Johnson about the train he plans to steal from

The Truth tells Carl Johnson about the train he plans to steal from
Game GTA San Andreas
For The Truth
Target Jetpack
Location Verdant Meadows, Bone County
Reward Nothing
Unlocks Green Goo
Unlocked by Stowaway

Black Project is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl Johnson by The Truth from Verdant Meadows, Bone County, San Andreas.

Note: If Carl is overweight when attempting to start this mission, The Truth will call him a "fat ass" and tell him to lose some weight beforehand, presumably to make it easier for the jetpack to lift him.


The Truth instructs Carl to steal a Top Secret Project (referred to as the "Black Project") from a Restricted Government Base which is, due to it's secrecy, not normally located on the map. CJ arrives at then makes his way through the Area 69, killing Federal Agents and Military Personnel. He also (optionally) disables the SAM sites, in an effort to make his escape less difficult. After progressing through the base and massacring Soldiers, Agents and Scientists alike, he finally finds the Secret Project, which turns out to be a $60,000,000 Jetpack. CJ escapes from Area 69 via Jetpack and takes it to The Truth, who is waiting for him on top of Arco del Oeste. The Truth then abandons Carl, driving off in the Mothership, eager to test out his new Jetpack.


(Carl Johnson, The Truth at the Verdant Meadows airstrip.)

The Truth: Hail fellow, well met. Namaste. Peace. Carl, brother.

(CJ looks around and can't find Truth.)

Carl Johnson: Hey, Truth, where you at?

The Truth: Just checking that you were no longer on 'government business'. Where is he?

Carl Johnson: How the fuck would I know, man? He's like the devil. Hey, man, you OK?

The Truth: Everything is transient.

(The Truth jumps down from the old plane he's standing at.)

The Truth: Oof. Oh, man. Uh. I'm passing through life, same as every man.

Carl Johnson: OK.

The Truth: Do you have any idea what you're doing for Toreno?

Carl Johnson: No. I seem to be on a need-to-know basis.

The Truth: Oh, no, man. Two lies don't cancel each other out. You know that. We pay them to lie to us. Is that what our founding fathers wanted? No more, friend. No more. We're not alone.

(The Truth starts hugging CJ.)

Carl Johnson: Get off me, man, what's going on?

The Truth: Everything is going on! Don't you get it? There's a place. Not even on the map. A train is about to leave. It can explain better than I ever can. Boy, this is going to blow your fucking mind! We got work to do. You better drive. I'll explain. Elegance does not even touch it.

(The Truth and CJ arrive outside Area 69.)

Carl Johnson: Do we have a plan here?

The Truth: Go, go, go!

Carl Johnson: HEY! Hold up, dude!

(The Truth drives away in his car.)

(Announcements made while CJ is inside Area 69)

Administrator: Personnel are reminded that the downloading of pornography is strictly prohibited!

Administrator: The countenance lab would like to remind diagnostics that that space is off limits to diagnostic staff.

Administrator: Could whoever stole the countenance labs must please return them.

Administrator: All personnel wishing to go to Shivan tonight please inform reception at your earliest convenience!

Administrator: Could the owner of the alien culture in the diagnostic labs please kindly remove it.

Administrator: The Globulin Deli has arrived in the canteen.

Administrator: Tonight’s menu is posted in the canteen. Barf bags can be ordered from human resources.

Administrator: Personnel found stealing alien technology, will not be invited on the next staff night out!

Administrator: Could all personnel remember that the quarantine breach alarm test has now been moved to Monday morning!

Administrator: Could Personnel please make sure that they shut all the windows before they leave tonight!

Administrator: Has anybody seen my screwdriver. I think I left it in the countenance lab!

Administrator: Personnel are reminded that running in corridors while holding scissors is not permitted!

Administrator: The Sprunk machines have now been refilled!

(CJ steals the jetpack and is on his way escaping.)

Military personnel: Take him out! That's a $60,000,000 project!

Military personnel: Get the General Mills on the line!

(CJ takes the jetpack to The Truth.)

The Truth: Carl, dude, man!

Carl Johnson: Here you go, better stash it someplace fast!

The Truth: Far out, have a nice trip, dude!

Carl Johnson: Hey, wait a... Was it too much to get a lift into town?


  • The mission takes its name from "black project", a term used in the United States and United Kingdom to refers to any highly classified military/defense project that is not made known to the public.
  • The keycard seen in this mission uses the same texture as the ones seen in GTA Vice City's "No Escape?" and GTA San Andreas' "Key to Her Heart" missions.
  • If the player opens the door to the research facility with the keycard, then runs out into the main labs and back, the soldiers will not shoot him. They will not react even if they are injured. Exploiting this glitch is an easy way to complete the mission as there is little cover on the stairwell and the player can die more easily as he runs down the stairs.
  • Strangely, after the mission is completed, the SAM sites are re-activated. This is unlike the mission Vertical Bird, where the SAM sites are permanently disabled.


The mission Green Goo is unlocked for The Truth.


Video walkthrough

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