The F-35B's ability to land on an aircraft carrier without requiring a hook to prevent it from sailing off is the craft's most unique feature.
The USS Wasp left the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Md. on Aug. 12 with two F-35Bs on board to conduct 18 days of ship trials.
"Pilots will expand the F-35Bs allowable wind envelope for launch and recovery, conduct first-ever night operations at sea, conduct initial mission systems evaluations at sea, evaluate the dynamic interface associated with aircraft operations on a moving flight deck, and further evaluate shipboard sustainment of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter," said the US Marine Corps.
A U.S. Marine Corps test pilot performed the first night-time vertical landing on August, 13.
You can watch a clip of the landing below.