There’s not much to say about this photo of an F-35A and the Space Shuttle Endeavour preparing for take-off on NASA’s specially modified 747. We’re not going to use the promotional stuff that the Lockheed Martin folks offered to describe this. But it’s such a fabulous photo we decided to share it with our readers.
In the interest of perspective, the Shuttle Endeavour took off from Edwards Air Force Base, not far from where the shuttle fleet was built in Palmdale, Calif. The Endeavour began flying some 20 years ago. The Pentagon expects the Joint Strike Fighter to fly for 50 years. Happy Friday!