NASA's new Global Hawk

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The Global Hawk was originally produced in 1998 as an unmanned military airplane. Today, NASA will use the first demilitarized Global Hawk to study "atmospheric disturbances" such as hurricanes, lightning and pollution. To learn more about the specific features and futures plans of NASA's Global Hawk, read "That's Professor Global Hawk" in the May 2011 issue of Air & Space Smithsonian.