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U-2 Dragon Lady

A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, prepares to board his aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2018. The U-2 provides high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance, day or night, in direct support of U.S. and allied forces. U-2 pilots must wear a full pressure suit similar to those worn by astronauts as they can fly at altitudes over 70,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High/Released)

U-2 Dragon Lady

A U-2 Dragon Lady, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is prepped for take-off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2018. Long and narrow wings give the U-2 glider-like characteristics and allow it to quickly lift heavy sensor payloads to unmatched altitudes, keeping them there for extended periods of time. The U-2 is capable of gathering a variety of imagery, including multi-spectral electro-optic, infrared, and synthetic aperture radar products which can be stored or sent to ground exploitation centers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High/Released)

U-2 Dragon Lady

Aircrew from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, sends-off a U-2 Dragon Lady from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2018. The U-2 is a single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft capable of providing signals, imagery, electronic measurements and signature intelligence to U.S. and coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High/Released)

U-2 Dragon Lady

A U-2 Dragon Lady, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2018. Mobile chase car drivers act as a second pair of eyes and ears for U-2 pilots during their launch and landings, making up for the pilot’s limited movement and vision. Once an aircraft nears the runway, chase cars speed off in pursuit close behind it, radioing adjustments to pilot until they are inches from the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High/Released)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, prepares to board his aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2018. The U-2 provides high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance, day or night, in direct support of U.S. and allied forces. U-2 pilots must wear a full pressure suit similar to those worn by astronauts as they can fly at altitudes over 70,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High/Released)