Endeavour at Edwards AFB After landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California, the shuttle Endeavour was parked at NASA-Dryden for employees and their families to get up close to the retired orbiter and Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Photo credit: Walter Scriptunas II/Spaceflight Now spaceflightnow.com »
The Harrier, informally referred to as the Jump Jet, is a family of military jet aircraft capable of vertical/short takeoff and landing operations. Historically the she was developed in Britain to operate from ad-hoc facilities such as car parks or forest clearings, avoiding the need for large air bases vulnerable to tactical nuclear weapons. Later the design was adapted for use from aircraft carriers. The Harrier is also subsonic, contrasting with most of the modern Western attack aircraft.