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Joint Strike Fighter make 100th flight by United States Marine Corps Official Page on Flickr.

On March 7, 2011, the first F-35B Joint Strike
Fighter test aircraft (BF-1) completed its 100th flight with BAE test
pilot Peter Wilson at the controls. BF-1 flew in short take-off,
vertical landing (STOVL) mode to continue expansion of the STOVL flight
envelope to demonstrate design durability and in preparation for
shipboard testing scheduled for later this year. The F-35B is the first
JSF variant with two aircraft completing 100 flights and will be the
first stealth fighter for the U.S. Marine Corps and is undergoing test
and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River. Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin.

F-35B takes its 100th flight by United States Marine Corps Official Page on Flickr.

On March 7, 2011, the first F-35B Joint Strike
Fighter test aircraft (BF-1) completed its 100th flight with BAE test
pilot Peter Wilson at the controls. BF-1 flew in short take-off,
vertical landing (STOVL) mode to continue expansion of the STOVL flight
envelope to demonstrate design durability and in preparation for
shipboard testing scheduled for later this year. The F-35B is the first
JSF variant with two aircraft completing 100 flights and will be the
first stealth fighter for the U.S. Marine Corps and is undergoing test
and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River. Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin.

i have this astronomy app on my phone that i literally never use but cant bring myself to delete bc every now and then it sends me lil fun facts about space exploration. i mean sure, ive almost gotten a heart attack several times from  my phone aggressively vibrating out of no where but those random notifications are one of the few things left that bring me joy in life. did you know that on this day in 1974 Mariner 10 took pictures of venus??? i didnt