Aircraft

NASA’s WB-57 2024 High Altitude Research Planes

Dating back to the 1944 British B-57 Canberra bomber, two of these very special aircraft are being used to observe the April 2024 solar eclipse

James Marinero, MSc, MBA
6 min readApr 5, 2024

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Unusual Aircraft: NASA’s WB-57, dating back to the 1944 British B-57 Canberra bomber, this special aircraft is being used to observe the April 2024 solar eclipse
One of 3 NASA WB-57 aircraft. Image: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/jsc-aircraft-ops/wb57-photo-gallery.html, Public Domain

Based on an 80 yrs old British bomber design, the B-57 Canberra, these planes are vital to NASA’s ongoing…

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James Marinero, MSc, MBA
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