May 6, 2014 — After the plane's altitude was misinterpreted, efforts to route airliners around it over California created havoc. The U-2 was reportedly flying at 60,000 feet, but computers thought it was far lower.
May 28, 2012 — In the early days of the Cold War, the U-2 spy plane helped the U.S. collect intelligence on the Soviet Union. More than a half-century later, not only is the U-2 still in commission, but it's also successfully competing against the more expensive, remotely piloted Global Hawk.
May 11, 2010 — Cholene Espinoza reveals what it's like to pilot the famous U-2 spy plane, and argues that it will be sorely missed when the Air Force grounds it.