The U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit as it flies over the skies of the 2019 Rose Parade. This stealth bomber has a wingspan of 172 feet, more than half the distance of a football field, and tips the scales at 175 tons. The B-2 carries a crew of two pilots and can perform its duties anywhere in the world, whether directly from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri or by deploying to operations outside the United States. In support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the B-2 flew the longest combat mission in aviation history: 44 hours from Whiteman to targets in Afghanistan.
Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.