The plane had taken part in a retaliatory airstrike against Libyan terrorists who had attacked US service members.
Another plane was sent into Libyan airspace to assess the damage for US intelligence officers.
There was only one aircraft capable of such a daring flight: pilots referred to it as the Habu.
Libyan missiles were launched into the sky as soon as the SR-71 crossed the line of death, according to the pilot.
The SR-71 was already screaming at its apparent top speed of Mach 3.2, but Shul pushed it even harder.
The SR-71 climbed above 70,000 feet in order to avoid being hit by rockets from below.
The plane's speedometer read Mach 3.5, which is faster than an M-16 bullet.