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Space Shuttles, Lasers and Doomsday Bases: Amazing Payloads for 747s [Slide Show]

21 Sep 2012, 17:40 UTC
Space Shuttles, Lasers and Doomsday Bases: Amazing Payloads for 747s [Slide Show] Kari Bluff via Flickr/Creative Commons
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The number 747 is so ubiquitous, having adorned the sides of so many aircraft over the decades, that it has become almost synonymous with the jet airliner. Some 3.5 billion people have flown on 747s, according to Boeing, which has manufactured more than 1,400 since the first 747-100 left the factory in 1968. [More]

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