Speed of sound is silenced
Concorde, the world's first supersonic passenger jet, will be grounded in the autumn after a plunge in passenger numbers and a string of high-profile technical problems.Well, I've never travelled in a Concorde, but I'm a wee bit sad to note that it'll no more take to the skies!
British Airways and Air France will announce the decision today, following months of deliberation with technical advisers from Airbus.[link via Metafilter]
By the way, a trivia question. Do you know why the Concorde's nose is crooked (or bent, pointing towards the ground)?