ANATOMY OF A RECORDSETTING JET
More than 50 years ago the engineers of the Lockheed Corporation received an order to construct a spy plane that would challenge the very boundaries of physics. Stealth technology, three times the speed of sound, refueling in mid-air— the goals set by the CIA sounded quixotic. But a few years later the first Blackbird took off. How do you build an aircraft that flies faster and higher than had been thought possible?