Lockheed U-2C

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    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Still shrouded in secrecy over 35 years after its creation, the Lockheed U-2C was originally designed as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft, playing a crucial role during the tense years of the Cold War. Built by the famous ‘Skunk Works" by Lockheed under the direction of Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, the U-2C was truly one of the most successful intelligence- gathering aircraft ever produced. The U-2C on display at NASM flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956, piloted by Hervey Stockman. Highlighted in this image are the cameras on the Lockheed U-2C.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Still shrouded in secrecy over 35 years after its creation, the Lockheed U-2C was originally designed as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft, playing a crucial role during the tense years of the Cold War. Built by the famous ‘Skunk Works" by Lockheed under the direction of Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, the U-2C was truly one of the most successful intelligence- gathering aircraft ever produced. The U-2C on display at NASM flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956, piloted by Hervey Stockman. Highlighted in this image is the jet intake on the Lockheed U-2C.

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    Still shrouded in secrecy over 35 years after its creation, the Lockheed U-2C was originally designed as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft, playing a crucial role during the tense years of the Cold War. Built by the famous ‘Skunk Works" by Lockheed under the direction of Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, the U-2C was truly one of the most successful intelligence- gathering aircraft ever produced. The U-2C on display at NASM flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956, piloted by Hervey Stockman. Highlighted in this image is the nose of the Lockheed U-2C.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Still shrouded in secrecy over 35 years after its creation, the Lockheed U-2C was originally designed as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft, playing a crucial role during the tense years of the Cold War. Built by the famous ‘Skunk Works" by Lockheed under the direction of Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, the U-2C was truly one of the most successful intelligence- gathering aircraft ever produced. The U-2C on display at NASM flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956, piloted by Hervey Stockman. Highlighted in this image are the tail and rudder on the Lockheed U-2C.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Still shrouded in secrecy over 35 years after its creation, the Lockheed U-2C was originally designed as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft, playing a crucial role during the tense years of the Cold War. Built by the famous ‘Skunk Works" by Lockheed under the direction of Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, the U-2C was truly one of the most successful intelligence- gathering aircraft ever produced. The U-2C on display at NASM flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956, piloted by Hervey Stockman. Highlighted in this image are the tail and rudder on the Lockheed U-2C.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Still shrouded in secrecy over 35 years after its creation, the Lockheed U-2C was originally designed as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft, playing a crucial role during the tense years of the Cold War. Built by the famous ‘Skunk Works" by Lockheed under the direction of Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, the U-2C was truly one of the most successful intelligence- gathering aircraft ever produced. The U-2C on display at NASM flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956, piloted by Hervey Stockman. Highlighted in this image is the exhaust on the Lockheed U-2C.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Still shrouded in secrecy over 35 years after its creation, the Lockheed U-2C was originally designed as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft, playing a crucial role during the tense years of the Cold War. Built by the famous ‘Skunk Works" by Lockheed under the direction of Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, the U-2C was truly one of the most successful intelligence- gathering aircraft ever produced. The U-2C on display at NASM flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956, piloted by Hervey Stockman. Highlighted in this image is the wing of the Lockheed U-2C.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2C

    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, used by CIA, NASA, and USAF. This U-2 flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956. Hervey Stockman was the pilot.

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    Lockheed U-2

    A Lockheed U-2 on display in the Looking at Earth gallery at the National Mall building.

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Still shrouded in secrecy over 35 years after its creation, the Lockheed U-2 was originally designed as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft, playing a crucial role during the tense years of the Cold War. Built by the famous ‘Skunk Works" by Lockheed under the direction of Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, the U-2 was truly one of the most successful intelligence- gathering aircraft ever produced. The U-2 on display at NASM flew the first operational mission over the USSR on 4 July 1956, piloted by Hervey Stockman.