USS Tennessee Underway in Puget Sound, Washington, on 12 May after modernization. Note the greatly increased beam that was one element of this work. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner breaking the sound barrier - Red Bull Stratos - 24 miles into space. miles an hour Oct 13 or 14 , The first man to break sound barrier in a plane also went back up to break it again 65 yrs after his success - now he is
Although the can carry considerable disposable stores, its primary built-in weapon is the 30 mm Avenger Gatling gun. One of the most powerful aircraft cannon ever flown, it fires large depleted uranium armor-piercing shells.