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F-35 Fighter Jet Blasts Through 1st-Ever Airborne Gun Test

A four-barrel machine gun blasts a spray of rounds into midair. It was the first of a series of trials meant to test the functionality of the jet's internal 25-millimeter machine gun, according to Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor that developed the fighter jet. The plane is equipped with a four-barrel machine gun, which remains hidden under a trap door in the left wing of the plane, near the cockpit, until it's time to fire.


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Jetpack Pilot Soars Over NYC's Hudson River, Salutes Lady Liberty

A man wearing a jetpack soared across the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday (Nov. 3), looping around the Statue of Liberty before landing safely on the deck of a boat. The jetpack-wearing joyrider was David Mayman, an Australian entrepreneur who has spent the past 10 years designing and building prototypes of the wearable flying device.


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