HANS REMEMBERS- TUESDAY MAY 26, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

Tupolev Tu-144 - Wikipedia

Hans Remembers- Tuesday May 26, 1970- 50 Years Ago. It was a rather slow news day.

  • Back in the U.S.S.R.- The Tupolev Tu-144 became the first passenger transport to exceed Mach 2. At an altitude of more than 10 miles the Tupolev Tu-144 reached a speed of 1,336.5 miles per hour. The supersonic jet was flown by test pilot Eduard Yelyan.