Space Cowboys

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Space Cowboys theatrical poster.

Movie (2000)

Clint Eastwood (Col. Frank Corvin, Ph.D.)
Tommy Lee Jones (Col. William "Hawk" Hawkings)
Donald Sutherland (Capt. Jerry O'Neill)
James Garner (Rev. Capt. "Tank" Sullivan)
James Cromwell (Bob Gerson)
Marcia Gay Harden (Sara Holland)

NASA are called in to fix the guidance system on a Russian satellite but realise the only man capable of fixing is the original designer from 40 years ago. NASA is forced to call back 4 retired airmen from the original space program and get them into shape for one the riskiest space missions ever carried out.

Bell X-2

A mockup is seen at the beginning of the film when the Corvin and Hawk are first introduced.

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At high Mach speeds the aircraft begins to break up.
Team Daedalus.

Boeing B-50 Superfortress

Although not shown, the X-2 would have been dropped from this aircraft.


Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star


North American F-86 Sabre


Boeing-Stearman 75

This aircraft is flown by Hawk for thrill rides after he retires.

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Cessna 150/152


Cessna 172 Skyhawk


Rockwell Space Shuttle

The shuttle used for the special mission is named Daedalus after the geriatric crew's team name.

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

This was the 'exact aicraft flown by Hawk'. Serial 61-7975.


Republic F-105B Thunderchief

Background at March AFB. Serail 57-5803.


Boeing B-47 Stratojet

In the background, between the bars of the ladder.


McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

Background at March AFB. Serial 59-0418.


McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II

Seen in background filming at March AFB. Serial 68-0382.


Grumman F-14A Tomcat

Background at March AFB. Serial 157990.


Northrop T-38 Talon

Seen escorting the Shuttle orbiter on its final approach.

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