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An airplane takes off using rockets.
Date Taken:
November 25, 2007
Photograph By:
Charles Kaminski, NSF
License Type:
Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

An LC-130 plane flown by the New York Air National Guard takes off from the Shackleton Glacier in Antarctica. Four jet-assisted take off (JATO) rockets can be seen on the side of the fuselage, providing extra power for lifting off the surface.

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