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In Photos: F-35 Fighter Jet Makes 1st Vertical Night Landing

F-35B Short Takeoff at Sea

f-35b vertical night landing at sea

(Image credit: Lockheed Martin.)

An F-35B test aircraft executes a short takeoff from the deck of the USS Wasp during F-35B Developmental Test Phase Two on Aug. 12, 2013.

F-35B Vertical Landing at Sea

f-35b vertical night landing at sea

(Image credit: Lockheed Martin.)

An F-35B test aircraft executes a vertical landing to the deck of the USS Wasp during F-35B Developmental Test Phase Two on Aug. 12, 2013.

F-35B on Deck

f-35b vertical night landing at sea

(Image credit: Lockheed Martin.)

An F-35B on deck of the USS Wasp on Aug. 12, 2013.