New Life for a Russian SST

In an airborne equivalent of beating swords into ploughshares, Russia and the United States are setting out together to design the new generation of supersonic transports. Lou Williams, NASA's director for high-speed research, explains how a Russian TU-144 plane is being refitted by a binational team of engineers as an experimental vehicle to test for problems with high-speed air transportation.

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