On July 10, 2013, the X-47B had another big moment -- it made two arrested landings on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush after having made a 35-minute flight from the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. After each landing, the aircraft followed up with a new catapult launch. It would have made a third landing, but on that approach, the Navy said, the X-47B aircraft "self-detected a navigation computer anomaly" and headed to a designated alternative landing site on land at Wallops Island Airfield in Virginia.
July 11, 2013 1:28 PM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Kevin J. Steinberg