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Electromagnetic Catapults launch manned aircrafts
The catapults, identical to those that launch airplanes aboard Navy carriers, are used to tweak and test the 1950s launch technology. But Sulich's interest lies a few steps away, in a concrete-and-steel trench more than 300 feet long, where a new catapult, also aimed down the runway, is under construction. When complete in 2008, it will be the first catapult to use electro-magnetics to launch manned aircraft.
How Things Work: Electromagnetic Catapults

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