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The Last Supersonic Flight Of The Concorde Was 10 Years Ago Today

The Last Supersonic Flight Of The Concorde Was 10 Years Ago Today

We were promised supersonic flights. Today, we stay well below the speed of sound. We were promised transatlantic flights from New York to London in three and a half hours. Today, that flight takes us seven hours. We were promised the future of flying. That future hasn’t existed for 10…

The Concorde’s Soviet Older Sister That Just Couldn’t Stop Crashing

The Concorde’s Soviet Older Sister That Just Couldn’t Stop Crashing

When you think of super sonic flight, you probably first think of the Concorde. But that wasn’t the first super sonic transporter and it certainly wasn’t the first commercial plane break the sound barrier. Those honours belong to the Tupolev TU-144, the USSR’s only super sonic transport.