November 18, 2010 —The first craft you encounter upon entering the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA (see the full O.T.I.S. article on the museum here), is the amazing SR-71 Blackbird, the superfast stealth reconnasiance plane that found its niche during our coldest of wars and became the symbol of everything fascinating about the progress of military science to those growing up during the heyday of this bird. Oh, and it fueled rampant rumors of alien technology implementation gleaned from the Roswell incident. Udvar-Hazy doesn’t mention anything about that latter on the exhibit placard, though.
|Udvar-Hazy was also a filming location for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, |
and the SR-71 took on a starring role as the character Jetfire.
The museum commemorates the dubitable honor with this exhibit.