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Captain William D. Stanford helps Craig Nelson with the controls on his space suit. Nelson, who portrays Colonel Sarnac on the TV series "Call to Glory, and a film crew are preparing to shoot episodes depict the early SR-71 Blackbird flights

Captain William D. Stanford helps Craig Nelson with the controls on his space suit. Nelson, who portrays Colonel Sarnac on the TV series "Call to Glory, and a film crew are preparing to shoot episodes depict the early SR-71 Blackbird flights

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Summary

The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Beale Air Force Base

State: California (CA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: AIC Joe Castellino

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The SR-71 carried many nicknames like the "Habu," "SR," "Lady in Black," and "Sled;" but most of us know the SR-71 as the "Blackbird." The SR-71 was developed as a long-range strategic reconnaissance aircraft capable of flying at speeds over Mach 3.2 and at 85,000 feet. The first SR-71 to enter service was delivered in 1966 and retired in 1990. The USAF kept a few SR-71s in operation up until 1998, after a few were brought back to service in 1995. NASA's also flew the SR-71 from 1991 until its final flight in October 1999.

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Date

18/12/1984
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Source

The U.S. National Archives
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