That time when Concorde chased a solar eclipse

With all the craze of the solar eclipse today I thought I’d share a little fun fact.

In 1973, Concorde 001 chased a solar eclipse over Africa. She was modified with rooftop portholes for use on the mission, and equipped with observation instruments. It performed the longest observation of a solar eclipse to date, some 74 minutes.

You can read more about it here:
When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde

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