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The story of a lucky SR-71 pilot who survived Blackbird disintegration at a speed of Mach 3.2

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3-strategic reconnaissance aircraft remained the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft. From 80,000 feet, it could survey 100,000 square miles of Earth’s surface per hour. The iconic Lockheed SR-71 required aircrews to wear a special silver pressure suit to ensure their safety. This proved to …

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