Jul 17, 2008 01:09 PM
Nineteen years ago today, the U.S. Air Force flew a B-2 Spirit bomber—better known as the Stealth Bomber—for the first time. The flight came at a cost of billions of dollars, as the sophisticated technology that allows the bomber to evade radar detection required far more development than the Air Force had budgeted.
Two nights ago, I watched one fly over Yankee Stadium as Sheryl Crow sang the Star-Spangled Banner before the 79th MLB All-Star Game. Here's the photo I took. (And yes, I stayed until the end. The words and time on the screen in the other photo say it all.)
I must admit it was a bit unnerving to be in the shadow of one of these things. But I did feel safer in my regular bleacher seats than I might've if I was sitting closer to home plate after reading this story.
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