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    Following a vertical take off, the X-35B holds a stationary position 25 feet above the ground at Lockheeds Palmsdale plant on June 24th 2001. Pilot Simon Hargreaves described the flight as a stunning success. [LMTAS photo]
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    The X-35B in the hover with the lift-fan rotated through 90 degrees. [LMTAS photo]
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    The X-35B in the hover with the lift-fan rotated through 90 degrees. [LMTAS photo]
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    The X-35B in the hover. [LMTAS photo]
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    A wet Maj Art Turbo Tomassetti waves a U.S. Marine Corps flag and holds a hockey stick following his first vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing in the X-35B on Friday, June 29th 2001. [LMTAS photo]
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    The STOVL system on the F-35B utilises a shaft-driven lift fan propulsion system. Here the X-35B can bee seen over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. [LMTAS photo]
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    The Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter X-35B demonstrator aircraft descends to a vertical landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., following a supersonic flight in July 2001. [LMTAS photo]
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    The X-35 STOVL version with rotated exhaust. Note opended doors next to the jetpipe and the 2x2 opened doors on top of the fuselage just aft of the cockpit. [USAF Photo]
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    The X-35B begins a gentle descent after completing a short takeoff at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Monday, July 16th 2001. [LMTAS photo]
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    Lockheed Martin JSF X-35B Completes Flight Testing Following History-Making Short Takeoff Supersonic Dash Vertical Landing [LMTAS photo]
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    Lockheed Martin X-35B Joint Strike Fighter [unknown photographer]
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    The X-35B was dismantled and placed on a truck and ultimately headed to the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. [USAF photo]
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    Blackbird and X-35B parked together in a hangar at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California. The X-35B now resides at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport. [Lockheed photo]