Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment (LASRE), USA, 1997. Creator: NASA.

Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment (LASRE), USA, 1997.  Creator: NASA.

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Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment (LASRE), USA, 1997. A NASA SR-71 successfully completed its first flight October 31, 1997 as part of the NASA/Rocketdyne/Lockheed Martin Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment (LASRE) at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California. The SR-71 took off at 8:31 a.m. PST. The aircraft flew for one hour and fifty minutes, reaching a maximum speed of Mach 1.2 before landing at Edwards at 10:21 a.m. PST, successfully validating the SR-71/linear aerospike experiment configuration.

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