Go Jackie Cochran Go!

August 24, 1961 Jacqueline Cochran set a speed record in a Northrop T-38A Talon, and began a record breaking flurry. By October 12, she flown that plane for records for altitude (56,071 feet), distance (1,492 miles), 100-km (62.14 mi.) closed circuit speed record (784.337 mph) and 15-km (9.32 mi.) course speed (844.2 mph).