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
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.