Thursday, June 16, 2005

Concorde would stretch up to 10 inches in flight

Thanks to John at work for providing the first fact I failed to verify at Wikipedia.

The plane actually stretches when it is in flight, Brody says. "We’re heating the air ahead of the aircraft and going through the air ahead of us so fast," he explains, "we compress the air and it results in connecting heating and we expand 10 inches to one foot during the flight.


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