In Pictures: Supersonic dream - Remembering the Concorde

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the last supersonic passenger flight

The possibility of supersonic passenger flight remains pretty much on the drawing board. Here, we see through the window in the sidewall of the 8- by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel at NASA's Glenn Research Center a 1.79% scale model of a future concept supersonic aircraft built by the Boeing Company in this handout. In recent tests, researchers evaluated the performance of air inlets mounted on top of the model to see how changing the amount of airflow at supersonic speeds through the inlet affected performance. The inlet on the pilot's right side (top inlet in this side view) is larger because it contains a remote-controlled device, through which the flow of air could be changed.

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