Why Did the Illustrious Concorde Jet Fail?

The famous Concorde jet could travel at twice the speed of sound and cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Tickets were priced around $10,000 per passenger and its luxury was unparalleled in the aviation industry at the time. Traveling from New York to London in less than 4 hours seems like a dream compared to modern flights, so just why did this supersonic passenger airliner fail? It comes down to economics, consumer fear, and the changing way the world viewed air travel. Learn more in the short documentary from Vox below.

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.

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