Lockheed Martin F-104 Starfighter 600 mph High Speed Pass

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It Still Got It

The Starfighter went by so fast you couldn’t even see it clearly. You only had 5 seconds to watch it as it zooms past and fades into the background. This 600 mph high-speed pass is even more impressive due to the fact that it was introduced in 1958.

When it first came into the scene, it was the first production aircraft to achieve Mach 2 and reach 100,000 ft of altitude. That same year, it held three records for airspeed, altitude, and time-to-climb. Even though it’s way past its prime, the F-104 can still rack up spectacular speeds 50 years after retirement.

Today, Starfighters are used to launch suborbital sounding rockets from the Kennedy Space Center and miniature satellites.

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