The fighter jet that will launch satellites

The Lockheed F-104 was one of the most peculiar warplanes of the 20th Century, but an American company is giving it a new space-based mission. Watch the video above to discover the plane's history.

The Lockheed F-104 was designed to tackle the military urgencies of the Cold War in the 1950s. It had a long run afterwards, albeit a bumpy one. Still, many pilots love it. And now an American space company is planning to use it for an entirely different purpose.

Check out the video to find out more about the F-104's history, and if you want a deep dive into the career of this plane, have a read of this piece by Stephen Dowling

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