NASA’s UAV, Global Hawk, survives its inaugural flight to Hurricane Leslie. The Global Hawk unmanned aircraft comes in for a landing at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., on Sept. 7, 2012. Read the full story here.
Credit: NASA Wallops
This image shows the flight path (red line) of a Global Hawk that departed from NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California and flew around Hurricane Leslie on Sept. 7, 2012, before landing at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va.
This visible image of Hurricane Leslie was captured by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite on Sept. 5 at 1:15 p.m. EDT as the storm was approaching Bermuda. Leslie was just becoming a hurricane and its eye became visible.
Credit: NASA Goddard/MODIS Rapid Response Team
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