Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird on Display

The Astroinertial Navigation System helped an SR-71 Blackbird crew set a coast-to-coast speed record. On March 6, 1990, while delivering the aircraft to the Museum, the crew flew across the United States in only 68 minutes. You can see that record-setting SR-71 at the Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Northern Virginia.

Caption:
The Astroinertial Navigation System helped this SR-71 Blackbird's crew set a coast-to-coast speed record of only 68 minutes.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 2009
Image Taken: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA, United States
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Creator: Dane A. Penland
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The Astroinertial Navigation System helped this SR-71 Blackbird's crew set a coast-to-coast speed record of only 68 minutes.