This extensive site offers dozens of pages of historical information on the Concorde fleet, including detailed photographs and technical diagrams of almost every major system in the aircraft.
Read about the history of the TU-144, a Russian supersonic aircraft that was unveiled three months before Concorde, bringing accusations of industrial espionage.
Testing the First Supersonic Aircraft
This lengthy excerpt from the memoirs of former NASA test pilot Bob Champine gives a fascinating account of his experience during the early days supersonic flight. View photographs of original prototype aircraft and learn what it took to coax them past the speed of sound.
Southern California Forum on Sonic Boom Research
On this University of Southern California Web site, learn more about the physics behind sonic booms and read about the latest research in supersonic engineering.
The Miracle of Flight
by Stephen Dalton. New York: Firefly Books, 1999.
The Concorde Story
by Christopher Orlebar. London: Hamlin Publishing, 1994.
by Brian Calvert. St. Paul: Motorbooks International, 2002.
Battle of the X-Planes
Two aviation giants, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, compete to build the next-generation fighter jet.
Faster than Sound
Top test pilots describe the dangers, mysteries, and thrill of being the first to fly at supersonic speed.