I Wish I Could Fly an F-15 Around the Last Shuttle Launch

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Apparently, every time the space shuttle launches, pretty F-15s gather around to patrol the skies. The view is just amazing. This photo was sent by the co-pilot of one of the birds of war to astronaut Gregory Johnson, aboard Endeavour.

Just one more perk of flying multi-million dollar jet fighters. That and playing One Vision in your 1986 Walkman every time you get into combat. I wish I could be inside one for the Atlantis launch. [Photo via Gregory H. Johnson]