20 years ago, the supersonic passenger jet Concorde flew for the last time

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A British Airways Concorde takes off from London’s Heathrow Airport in 2001. David Parker/BWP Media/Getty Images

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This is part of a special series where NPR looks back at our coverage of major news stories in the past. Listen to the full audio story to hear NPR’s archival audio.

There was a time when you could fly from New York City to London at twice the speed of sound. Passengers dined on caviar and sipped champagne, all while zipping across the

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