> It also traveled at over 3 times the speed of the Concorde.
Why do you post easily refutable factually wrong information?
From the respective Wikipedia articles.
Maximum speed: Mach 2.04 (â1,354 mph, 2,179 km/h, 1,176 knots) at cruise altitude
Cruise speed: Mach 2.02 (â1,340 mph, 2,158 km/h, 1,164 knots) at cruise altitude
That same day SR-71, serial number 61-7958, set an absolute speed record of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h), approximately Mach 3.3. SR-71 pilot Brian Shul states in his book The Untouchables that he flew in excess of Mach 3.5 on 15 April 1986 over Libya to evade a missile.