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A British Airways Concorde takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in 2001. David Parker/BWP Media/Getty Images hide caption

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20 years ago, the supersonic passenger jet Concorde flew for the last time

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An illustration of the Overture supersonic airliner designed by the Boom Supersonic company of Denver, Colo. United Airlines announced it will purchase 15 of the planes for commercial passenger service. United Airlines hide caption

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