Keywords:Lockheed, Lockheed SR-71, SR-71A, SR-71, SR-71 Blackbird, Blackbird, NASA, N844NA, 61-7980, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, AFRC, Edwards AFB, KEDW
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SR-71 61-7980 was the last Blackbird to roll off the Lockheed assembly line and was delivered to the USAF in 1967. Delivered to NASA for use as a high speed test aircraft, it has the distinction of being the last SR-71 to fly, performing it's last flight on October 9th, 1999. Among it's NASA missions, it flew the Linear Aerospike SR Expirement, or LASRE, to test the engine for the X-33 program.
The aircraft is now retired to a place of honor outsie the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center main headquarters building.