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Lockheed L-1011

By the early 1960s, the world’s airports were being overrun (sometimes literally) by the first generation of jets. Noticeably absent from the jet race was Lockheed. While Boeing, Douglas and virtually all other aircraft…

Veep Spiro Agnew Resigns

On October 10, 1973, following months of pressure and scandal, Vice President Spiro Agnew turned in his letter of resignation to President Nixon (who was soon to follow him) becoming only…

Concorde

Truly faster than a speeding bullet, the Concorde was both extremely elegant and incredibly expensive. It had an equally interesting history involving environmentalists, an economic crisis, and espionage. Gentleman, Start Your…

Boeing SST

In the early years of the jet era, some visionaries in the American aviation industry were already looking to the day when commercial jets would fly faster than the speed of…

1970s Fads: Pet Rock

Before there were Koosh balls, before there were Cabbage Patch Kids, there were Pet Rocks. Perhaps the most endearing (if not enduring) fad of the Super70s, this gem of an…