Faster, Higher Marta Bohn-Meyer

October 3, 1991 Marta Bohn-Meyer became the only woman to fly the SR 71 Blackbird. Bohn-Meyer, the chief engineer of NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, was also a member of the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic Team. She was killed in 2005 when, during an aerobatic practice flight,  the front hinge canopy of her aerobatic plane suffered a catastrophic failure and the plane crashed.