National Security Science Podcast

A wealth of stealth: An inside perspective on flying the B-2 Spirit bomber

Episode Summary

Los Alamos Air Force Fellow and B-2 pilot Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Steeves reads “A wealth of stealth,” a feature article that appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of National Security Science magazine. Steeves shares what it’s like to fly the B-2, a 31-year-old, 160,000-pound nuclear-capable bomber.

Episode Notes

The National Security Science podcast is a spin-off of National Security Science magazine at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We bring you stories from the Lab’s Weapons Program—stories that show how innovative science and engineering are the key to keeping America safe. Or, as we like to say, better science equals better security.

In this episode, Los Alamos senior Air Force Fellow and B-2 pilot Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Steeves reads “A wealth of stealth,” a feature article that appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of the magazine. Steeves shares what it’s like to fly the B-2, a 31-year-old, 160,000-pound nuclear-capable bomber. B-2s are the only U.S. bombers currently capable of dropping a nuclear weapon, and most of the nuclear weapons a B-2 can carry were designed and are maintained at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

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Photo for this episode's artwork: U.S. Air Force/Thomas Barley

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