This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?

It had been an ambition of British and French aviation experts since the mid-1950s: What if they could design and build a commercial aircraft that could travel at up to twice the speed of sound, ferrying passengers from one corner of the world to another in less than half the time of conventional jets? Was there enough money, know-how, and government interest to facilitate such a project? And if there was, would it ever get off the ground?

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When I was growing up, I would hear about The Concorde. The supersonic jet that could travel the speed of sound and take people across the Atlantic ocean in just over 3 hours. With it being convenient and fast, why did The Concorde fail? Check out the video below.

Via: Vox


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