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This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?

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The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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Jeb Kara (19 hours ago)
If I could go back in time, I would have spent my student loans on a Concorde flight across the Atlantic
Harrison Hart Hart (1 day ago)
*1:12** that’s a toy Concorde I have it!😀👍*
Clueless Kanna (1 day ago)
"it soared so high you could see the Earth's curve" petition to put a bunch of flat earthers on this flight then crash those who still remain flat earthers
#bringbacktheconcorde
Lunargamer 1906 (2 days ago)
Olo
Costa Zambaras (2 days ago)
“The then Seattle based Boeing...” Who the hell writes these scripts?? It’s full of lazy and easily correctable errors. There are so many, but I zeroed in on the one I quoted. Boeing is still Seattle based. Do better.
Wyatt LaChance (3 days ago)
Next we make a plane going the 2X the speed of light and what will we do? Reply if you know
Wyatt LaChance (3 days ago)
R.i.p. Concorde :C
911s73targa (3 days ago)
it did not fail, it was a great plane.
Red Walker (3 days ago)
9:28 It's a fact of capitalism but humanity must move pass that old ideology if they ever want to progress
Ilyassou (3 days ago)
True
dangerno0dle (3 days ago)
Droop snoot The snoot would droop
vide (3 days ago)
Snoot droop. The snoot drooped. Droop.
Gay Sailor (3 days ago)
Why was titanic Evan mentioned in this vid🤔?
anjakellenjeter (3 days ago)
Easy answer in two words: Sonic boom.
XP Dragon (3 days ago)
But the earth is flat
Katie Catley (3 days ago)
My mum has flown on concord
Thyden Korlin (3 days ago)
Nice job describing the reason they stopped! I’ve actually been wondering.
kxngch (3 days ago)
Flat earthers might think this plan is fake
Queazy TTV (3 days ago)
I learn more here than I do in School. Amazing channel.
xd ThotPoket (4 days ago)
9:11 is that my boy trump! I love that guy! Hahaha He is So cOoOl Oh YeA thAT gUy TrUMP rEaLLY TuRNS My GEARS. MMM I LOVE HIM
spiddyman007 (4 days ago)
Private jet concords???
Tony Cao (4 days ago)
Lol Donald Trump was at the background.
Warner Sisters (4 days ago)
Just ad mor enjins Duhhhhhh These dum enjineers
Warner Sisters (4 days ago)
Translation to English Just add more engines duhhhhhh These dumb engineers I know this wouldnt work
isuccatdrawing (4 days ago)
3:55 the meme bois
keyokei (4 days ago)
i only came here for one reason. and goddamn i was satisfied
Anfixx (4 days ago)
OMG THIS IS WERE THE DROOP SNOOP MEME CAME FROM
ADG (4 days ago)
Only white men were allowed on the flight it appears
gh (4 days ago)
The green f*cking thing everyone is fighthing for.
Enrico Cirignaco (4 days ago)
We have to wait for star ship by elon musk
THE- SCOUT (4 days ago)
0:43 to both of them😂😂😂.
OzoneHelix (4 days ago)
so that's where that markipler joke is from the droop snoot
James Power (4 days ago)
We are all forgetting the best thing to happen on the last flight, Clarkson and Piers Morgan had a small row
Mighty Minxx (4 days ago)
“It would fly so hi you could see the earths curve” Another typical round earth propaganda 🤦🏻‍♂️ THE EARTH IS FLAT yes that’s a joke
Concorde retired on my birthday....
Pedro Lopez (4 days ago)
What about Starman?
James Duffy (4 days ago)
Watch the CBC documentary/movie The Arrow, it's on YouTube, l guarantee you'll like it if you like the Concorde. You forgot to mention a really important country in developing supersonic flight.
Dooode McBaggins (4 days ago)
The concord needs to come back so all the flat earthers can take a ride and see the curve of the earth
Pop Extra (4 days ago)
the droop snoot.
Nichola Woollard (4 days ago)
If only trump was on THAT flight
*Droop Snoot*
Said Zzed (4 days ago)
3:55
American Mapping (4 days ago)
The Snoop droop snooped drooped
5Andysalive (4 days ago)
Now i must go and buy Apple products!!! Wait... an LG panel for 4 times the price? i guess i watch subsonic.
SopBuah Gaming (4 days ago)
4.5k Dislike are flaterather
ThiS is where the meme cAme from
High (4 days ago)
4:30 I see alot of people not getting what it means. Well, the biggest thing that stops normal passenger aircrafts from going Mach 9000 is Air Resistance, which is where air (oxygen, nitrogen ect) collide with the plane (the nose or the ends of the wings) and therefore the points creates drag. There is little to no air at 60,000 feet, so, there is nothing to resist the plane from going as fast as it can.
Article 12 (4 days ago)
3:50 droop snoot
Nikki Abel (4 days ago)
It was too loud. Humans who lived in the area where the planes took off couldn’t stand all the sonic booms.
call me Rocky (4 days ago)
3:49 the guy said droop snoop but the other guy said snoop droop idk found it funnny lol
Eytro (4 days ago)
They should remake the supersonic planes. Safer and better while destroying the flat earthers.
乙ψɕհr̈ö (4 days ago)
snoop droop >_>
Reinoud Van Beek (4 days ago)
Amy Curnow (5 days ago)
The concord featured a droop snoot
matthis (5 days ago)
the only reason it ‘’failed’’ was because the USA was jealous of France’s advances & put everything into their power to trash it & eventually it worked...
Alice's Husband (6 days ago)
How can u see the curve if the earth is flat?
M/RCsnowmobiles (6 days ago)
Just give the passangers hearing protection, and reduce price! I mean, it flies sooo high anyways!!!! BRING THE DAMN CONCORDE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!
leander93 (8 days ago)
The rise of business and first class with flat seats for sleeping for a fraction of the price, also contributed to the fall of concorde. Even though the flight would be longer, you could leave London in the evening and arrive we'll rested in the morning without really losing time to travel.
Ally J (8 days ago)
THIS IS WHERE THE VINE IS FROM
Banana Jelly (9 days ago)
droop snoot
Marx (9 days ago)
I love vox
Melinda (9 days ago)
the sound reminds me of dyson hairdryer lol
Nirari David (9 days ago)
Snoop droop
Robbob Bob (9 days ago)
god save the queen.
We're all here for 3:51
Vik M (12 days ago)
It wasn't do to failed tires. There was a piece a metal on the run way and that got thrown into the fuel tank during take off.
"The Concorde featured a Droop Snoot, Droop Snoot; the Snoot would Droop, Droop Snoot."
Abraham Powell (15 days ago)
Droop snoot
The RedPanda (16 days ago)
They should've done a connection in a couple airports off the coast
PuffOrange egnaroffup (16 days ago)
*dRoOP snOOT. ThE snOOt wOuLD dRoOp*
LeoXDLol (16 days ago)
man i wish i had traveled in that beast
Nina STFU (17 days ago)
I flew with it as a child. Sad it is not operating anyomore.
Zak New (17 days ago)
So what your telling me is Europe is better
Hannes Soderstrom (17 days ago)
the snoot drooped
Joel Robert Justiawan (18 days ago)
*Clearance sale!* 3:49 The Droop Snoot Price: 1 like *buy before out!!*
Dave Otuwa (18 days ago)
5:20 the airline that my youngest brother and my mother flew on to Montpellier to attend the Battle of the Year, a break-dancing title. He came in 5th place as the sole juvenile squad in the title.
Akshit Bhatia (19 days ago)
Dammit DC10
bappo no fappo (19 days ago)
Comment section: *Take that flat earthers!*
Perez Andrew (20 days ago)
Wait so they could fly higher so the sonic boom wouldn’t affect people?
DaPizzaBoi (20 days ago)
Duh snoot drewped
Eman Hodzic (20 days ago)
BRO NO JOKE I WAS AT THAT MUSEUM 3 DAYS AGO AND LOOKED THIS UP BECAUSE I SAW A REAL CONCORDE
Mohammed ALI TALHA (21 days ago)
Sting: I'm an English man in Concorde.
Vicky (21 days ago)
5:05 very true
Adolf Hittler (21 days ago)
this is soviet plane made in Ussr
Jackson V. Miguel (21 days ago)
roses are red violets are blue the snoop drooped harder than 9/11
LunarPixel (21 days ago)
Another reason Concord failed is because it did not have TVs
Rich Marceau (22 days ago)
You failed to note that the debris left on the runway by a Continental Airways DC-10 that had an inappropriate repair done was the immediate cause of the accident. It was not exclusively a tire design fault on the Concorde. I also doubt that the presence of a Flight Engineer was much of a factor in the retirement; given the fares charged their salary would be trivial.
Salman Memehood (22 days ago)
4:47 He dreams of rain He dreams of gardens in the desert sand He wakes in vain ; He dreams of love as time runs through my hand He dreams of fire those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire; and in the flames her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire His desert rose each of her veils, a secret promise; This desert flower no sweet perfume ever tortured him more than this And as she turns ; this way she moves in the logic of all his dreams this fire burns he realize that nothing’s as it seems
jakarta gamer (23 days ago)
3:54 *CONCORDE MEMES EXIST*
HuskyPup (24 days ago)
At 0:40, Vox: which one are you looking at? Me: I am looking at United Airlines and their failures and totally not Concorde buttering the bread on the landing
Trent McKinney (25 days ago)
I wasn’t looking at the Concorde because I was scared it was going to crash
Commander Chief (26 days ago)
Is that Donald Trump at 0:37
Emils Melnis (26 days ago)
Droop snoot. droop snoot? The droop would sloop. The droop slooped
Andrew Taw (26 days ago)
And now to see the future you have to visit a museum and wonder why!
Joy Akaia (26 days ago)
7:23 Did she just spit on that man?!😮😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Mohammed ALI TALHA (21 days ago)
Joy you have an eagle eye.
HuskyPup (24 days ago)
Lol
* berry * (26 days ago)
"A jaw droping droop snoot," had me quaking for some reason lmfao
Not Telling (27 days ago)
DROOP SNOOT 3:47
Thomas Siatkosky (29 days ago)
I love you
Thomas Siatkosky (29 days ago)
Concorde come back
Thomas Siatkosky (29 days ago)
Concorde
Fernando Valdez (30 days ago)
1:45. That’s why it didn’t work! The government was the one funding it, not private industries and inventors. The reason why I am saying this is because the government does not know how to invest, and neither does any government on this earth. They have virtually unlimited amounts of cash at their disposal while private businesses and inventors don’t. An example would be the plane. The governments of the world have all embarked of projects to build a flying machine, but all of them failed. However the Wright brothers did succeed without government funding.

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