Two WB-57 jets and a solar eclipse
The solar eclipse on August 21 will cross 14 states and will give millions of people a chance to see a once in a lifetime astronomical event. NASA will send up two WB-57 jets to photograph the eclipse so that a team of scientists can use the data for future research.
This illustration shows two NASA WB-57 jets flying during a solar eclipse.
Image: NASA/Bardur Eklund