Here is exclusive footage showing how their technicians disassemble an entire U-2 spy plane for inspection. It’s a remarkable feat because every part of the plane gets inspected and repaired or replaced if necessary. That is, more than 40,000 rivets and 1,800 individual parts gets looked at and then gets reassembled…
Everybody knows and loves the U-2: the mighty US spyplane. But they may not be as familiar with Lockheed’s matte black ultra-high altitude reconnaissance jet aircraft–nicknamed Dragon Lady–has a beautiful sister: NASA’s ER-2 that I think of as Snow White.
Getting inside the cockpit and seeing the flight of a U-2 spy plane is so damn cool. Not only because it’s such a gorgeous looking plane—it’s basically a glider with an engine attached that can take it to the stratosphere—but because it’s also such a delicate one too. We get to see it take off and do the tenuous dance…
When Apple took its first public adventure into virtual reality, the company needed a subject that represented the bright, infinite possibilities of this new medium. WHAT? NO! Not U2! Not again!
The Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady is a beautiful spy plane that flies at high altitudes (70,000 feet in the air) to provide reconnaissance for the military. It’s also a pain in the ass to land too, requiring an actual chase car on the ground to tell the pilot how far the U-2 is from the ground. Here’s a Sploid video…
U2 was going to perform in Jimmy Fallon for the entire week. But, as Fallon explains in this video, Bono broke an arm this weekend and they had to cancel. Amazingly enough, he and the Roots filled in and performed Desire—one of U2 best songs, from the 1988 Rattle and Hum. It was as good or better than the young U2.
Apple's decision to give away U2's new album to each and every iOS user didn't go very well. Now, Bono has apologized for what he's done.
First they came for your iTunes. Now they're coming for your pristine coastlines. The LA Times reports that The Edge's long-embattled plan to build five mansions along the Malibu coast has been given support by the environmental commission that once vehemently opposed it.
Despite how edgy and "punk rock" U2 thinks burdening millions of iPhones with its latest album was, there was still enough public outcry for Apple to create a custom tool to get that "music" off a user's device. But did Apple go far enough? Conan thinks it shouldn't have stopped at just getting U2 off your phone.
Remember how U2 gave every iTunes customer a free, very much deletable album as a little gift from Tim Cook to you? And you know how everyone became livid at the sudden influx of extra Bono? Well, don't be such a square, man. U2 was just being punk rock.
Earlier today, we got a glimpse inside one of the planes carrying hundreds of thousands of shiny new smartphones all the way across the Pacific, straight into our greedy little fingers. But—can we ever really know what's hiding beneath those giant tarps? Yep! Because you're going to tell us.
U2's new song Invisible—which featured in a Super Bowl ad—is free on iTunes until 23:59 EST today to support HIV and AIDS charity. For every download, Bank of America will donate $1 to Red.
Got your eye on a sweet used '59 U-2 spy plane you saw on Craigslist? Would you go ahead and take the plunge if you just, you know, knew how to fly it? Then boy, are you in luck.
The Lockheed U-2 was designed to keep tabs on the Soviet Union over half a century ago. The RQ-4 Global Hawk drone was designed to replace this 50s antique. But how strange you are, fate! The U-2's replacing its successor.
Taking a spin in a U-2 spy plane isn't like hopping on a regional trip to grandma's house—pilots cruise at a staggering 70,000 feet. How high is that? High enough to require a spacesuit.
Hervey Stockman passed away today, leaving behind a legacy as the first man to pilot a dedicated spy plane in Soviet airspace. Taking the Lockheed U-2 into Communist territory in the middle of the Cold War, Stockman was able to collect data on the USSR while evading MiGs trying to intercept him. Stockman also happened…
And the hits for the Spidey musical just keep coming. After a few weeks without any reported injuries, Julie Taymor's Spider-Man musical takes another swipe, this time from the New Yorker. Plus, more skits poking fun at the troubled production.