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SST – Supersonic Transport

In the 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, passengers journey to the moon aboard Pan Am SSTs. This movie sparked many reservations for Pan Am’s first commercial lunar service.

 

Newly hired pilots in the 1960s were told, "Congratulations gentlemen. You’re going to be SST pilots." Pilots were assured that Pan Am would be the first American airline to fly supersonic transports.

"Ultimately all of the US airlines cancelled their orders for the Concorde for economic as well as environmental reasons." – John Anderson, Concorde Test Pilot

 

Interesting Fact: Supersonic transports can’t work in space, since there’s no oxygen.

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