16 thoughts on “Rocket Man

    1. delacaravanio

      Just get me to the airport, put me on a plane
      Hurry hurry hurry, before I go insane
      I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my brain
      Oh no oh oh oh oh

  1. Pip

    Concorde first flew just two years after this, in 1969.
    It would have been totally unforeseeable that the future would not be faster and faster.
    Concorde retired in 2003 and was not replaced.
    In terms of progress, pretty much GUBU.

    1. Rob_G

      Aviation has advanced, just in different ways – the focus is more on planes that are economical to run, rather than getting you places faster (Concorde used astronomical volumes of fuel).

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        Isn’t there a push to reintroduce the concorde? I think there is a drive to create a fuel efficient one.

      2. Pip

        True, Rob, but isn’t it remarkable that the phenomenally wealthy are still prepared to travel at speeds achieved some fifty years ago – even in their private jets.

        1. Kieran NYC

          Yeah but they don’t have to spend 7 hours with their legs cramped up around their ears, so they get other perks

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