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When did the supersonic flights go public?

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2009-02-25 05:05:04

The Concorde was first flown supersonic in March 1969, but was

not used commercially until 1976. It was retired on 26 November

2003. A prototype of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 first flew on 31

December 1968, two months before the Concorde but did not break the

sound barrier until 5 June 1969. It's first commercial flight was

on 26 December 1975 and it was retired on 1 June 1978.


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