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Selfie China Ballon Pilot

The US Pentagon has released a photo showing the Chinese surveillance balloon before it was shot down – taken from the cockpit of a U-2 aircraft. The military said it had determined that the balloon was equipped with espionage devices from reconnaissance flights such as this one. U-2 aircraft are capable of traveling at extreme altitudes, so pilots must wear a full pressurized suit similar to those worn by astronauts. The photo was taken at an altitude of 18 kilometers. jul

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