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Stunning photographs of Vulcan bomber XH558 flying over Beachy Head

The Vulcan held the record for the longest bombing mission when it bombed the runway on the Falkland Islands after the Argentine invasion in 1982, a return journey of nearly 8,000 nautical miles. The mission was known as 'Black Buck One' and took almost 16 hours.


Trevose Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Trevose Head on the north Cornish coast (southwest England) near Padstow. The tower is 27 metres tall, and has a range of 20 nautical miles, but, on a clear night, you can just spot the light from Pendeen Lighthouse, over 35 miles away.


“Shuttle STS-61 onboard view: Hubble Space Telescope (HST) repair. Repair of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) - orbiting earth at an altitude of 325 nautical miles. Perched atop a foot restraint on shuttle Endeavour’s remote manipulator system arm, astronauts Story Musgrave and Jeffrey Hoffman wrap up the final of five space walks. Date of Image: 1993-12-09”.


St Catherine's Lighthouse is situated at Niton Undercliffe, 5 miles from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight and comprises a white octagonal tower with 94 steps up to the lantern. The main light, visible for up to 30 nautical miles in clear weather is the third most powerful light in the Trinity House Service giving a guide to shipping in the Channel as well as vessels approaching the Solent. There is a fixed red subsidiary light displayed from a window 7 metres below the main light and shown…