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Flying Supersonic

Discover the feats of engineering that made the Concorde the first supersonic airliner.

Premiered: Runtime: 53:29Topic: Space + FlightSpace & FlightNova

NOVA takes you inside the historic international race to develop the first supersonic airliner, the Concorde. Hear stories from those inside the choreographed effort to design and build Concorde in two countries at once—and the crew members who flew her. Then, follow Concorde’s legacy to a new generation of innovators reviving the dream of supersonic passenger travel today. (Premiered October 24, 2018)

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