The launcher begins to push the aircraft to its rendezvous with history. "Saturday's EMALS launch demonstrates an evolution in carrier flight deck operations using advanced computer control, system monitoring and automation for tomorrow's carrier air wings," said Capt. James Donnelly, Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment program manager, in a statement.
December 22, 2010 12:25 PM PST
Photo by: U.S. Navy Visual News Service/Screenshot by Jonathan Skillings, CNET