An Air Force Pilot Took A U-2 Spy Plane To The Edge Of Space — And The Photos Are Incredible

Ross Franquemont is a U-2 pilot and instructor at the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, based at Beale Air Force Base, California. Fortunately for the rest of the world, he is also a great photographer. In fact, the incredible images you can find in this post were taken by Ross during missions flown at high altitude (something around 70,000 feet) in the Dragon Lady aircraft.

If you want to learn more about the iconic spyplane click here to read our recent article or use the search button on the right hand side of the site (type U-2 and find all the stories we have published on the U-2).

Meanwhile, enjoy this unbelievable collection of photographs taken at the edge of space that Ross has allowed us to share with our readers.



  1. Looks kinda flat.....KIDDING!!

    1. I knew there would be a flearther comment...
      Surprising and soothing that it is not from a real flat earther

  2. The "Cat Lady" says, "If the Earth were flat, cats would have pushed everything off the edge."

    Imagine that the "Cat Lady" has more common sense than a Flat Earther.


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