The Last Flight of the Concorde

Listen: Hear reports from NPR's Ira Flatow and others on the first Concorde U.S. landing on May 24, 1976 at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

Concorde

The Concorde, developed by France and Great Britain, can fly at more than twice the speed of sound. © Philip Wallick/CORBIS hide caption

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The supersonic Concorde makes its last transatlantic flight next week. NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Talk of the Nation Science Friday, was there for the Concorde's first landing at Dulles International in 1976, and he talks with NPR's Alex Chadwick about swept-wing airplane's retirement.

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