Concorde stretches up to 24 cm in flight because of heat from friction

May 29, 2013

Concorde planes travel so fast that they stretch up to 24 centimeters (10 inches) during flight. Cruising at 2,150 km an hour – twice the speed of sound – it takes the aircraft just 4 hours to reach New York from Paris.


Unfortunately, because of one fatal accident, the Concorde was banned from commercial service in 2003.

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