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HERE’S HOW SR-71 BLACKBIRD PILOTS WHO ESTABLISHED ABSOLUTE SPEED RECORD CELEBRATED THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC FLIGHTDario Leone -
Throughout its nearly 24-year career, the SR-71 remained the world's fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft In 1976, it was a different time. The Cold War with the Soviet Union was in full swing and Americans were standing in line to buy gas. That year was also the country’s bicentennial birthday. To celebrate, officials decided to attempt to break some records with...