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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - Details

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - Details

Every few months (about 6) The Cosmosphere's maintenance crew gathers early in the morning (6AM the morning after the time change on this day) to clean off Blackbird #961, a mock-up of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and a T-38 Talon, using tall ladders and a lift. The guys were nice enough to let me come and observe/take pictures. It was a challenge though—I hadn't handled a DSLR in quite some time, the Cosmosphere's lighting lent an odd hue to it all, and I didn't want to bother them by using the flash.

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - Earl

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - Earl

Every few months (about 6) The Cosmosphere's maintenance crew gathers early in the morning (6AM the morning after the time change on this day) to clean off Blackbird #961, a mock-up of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and a T-38 Talon, using tall ladders and a lift. The guys were nice enough to let me come and observe/take pictures. It was a challenge though—I hadn't handled a DSLR in quite some time, the Cosmosphere's lighting lent an odd hue to it all, and I didn't want to bother them by using the flash.

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - Dwayne

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - Dwayne

Every few months (about 6) The Cosmosphere's maintenance crew gathers early in the morning (6AM the morning after the time change on this day) to clean off Blackbird #961, a mock-up of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and a T-38 Talon, using tall ladders and a lift. The guys were nice enough to let me come and observe/take pictures. It was a challenge though—I hadn't handled a DSLR in quite some time, the Cosmosphere's lighting lent an odd hue to it all, and I didn't want to bother them by using the flash.

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - William 2

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - William 2

Every few months (about 6) The Cosmosphere's maintenance crew gathers early in the morning (6AM the morning after the time change on this day) to clean off Blackbird #961, a mock-up of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and a T-38 Talon, using tall ladders and a lift. The guys were nice enough to let me come and observe/take pictures. It was a challenge though—I hadn't handled a DSLR in quite some time, the Cosmosphere's lighting lent an odd hue to it all, and I didn't want to bother them by using the flash.

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - The Talon

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - The Talon

Every few months (about 6) The Cosmosphere's maintenance crew gathers early in the morning (6AM the morning after the time change on this day) to clean off Blackbird #961, a mock-up of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and a T-38 Talon, using tall ladders and a lift. The guys were nice enough to let me come and observe/take pictures. It was a challenge though—I hadn't handled a DSLR in quite some time, the Cosmosphere's lighting lent an odd hue to it all, and I didn't want to bother them by using the flash.

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - William 1

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - William 1

Every few months (about 6) The Cosmosphere's maintenance crew gathers early in the morning (6AM the morning after the time change on this day) to clean off Blackbird #961, a mock-up of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and a T-38 Talon, using tall ladders and a lift. The guys were nice enough to let me come and observe/take pictures. It was a challenge though—I hadn't handled a DSLR in quite some time, the Cosmosphere's lighting lent an odd hue to it all, and I didn't want to bother them by using the flash.

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - Dante

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SR-71 Blackbird Cleaning - Dante

Every few months (about 6) The Cosmosphere's maintenance crew gathers early in the morning (6AM the morning after the time change on this day) to clean off Blackbird #961, a mock-up of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and a T-38 Talon, using tall ladders and a lift. The guys were nice enough to let me come and observe/take pictures.

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