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.