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Ils montent diddly vers le haut et encore vers le haut

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But of course France has a chunder-comet aeroplane also. It is a mark of civilisation, no?

The French space agency CNES are also present in force, of course. This tail marking actually signifies that the plane is used to simulate the microgravity conditions of orbit, like NASA's well-known "vomit comet" jets.

The CNES microgravity-simulator aircraft at the Paris Airshow 09

Not a vomit comet, but a comète d'alimentation revue.

There are some things that look like spaceships, too, but actually aren't.

IMI loitering munition on display at Paris Airshow 09

Not an alien battlecruiser; it's actually a loitering munition from Israel.

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