50 years of Concorde and Tupolev Tu-144

Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the legendary Concorde. The British-French queen of the skies became a legend and was considered a symbol of progress and luxury. At the beginning of the 2000s, the super bird flew its last flight, and so the Concorde F-BVFB found its final resting place in the Technik Museum Sinsheim. Since then it has been on display next to the Soviet Tupolev Tu-144, which had its maiden flight on 31st December, 1968.

As part of the "50 years of Concorde and Tupolev Tu-144" promotional day , the former captain Jean-Louis Chatelain will come to Sinsheim and from 1.00 pm will present an English-language lecture on the history of the Concorde, his time at the Air France and in particular his last flight of the Concorde, which was also his last flight before retirement. Furthermore, the actors of the transport operations at that time report on the challenges of bringing the Tupolev Tu-144 and later the Concorde to Sinsheim.

The Technik Museum Sinsheim is proud to be the only museum in the world to showcase these two supersonic passenger jets. On the occasion of the promotional day, a new supersonic exhibition will be opened in the museum hall. The original Rolls-Royce engines of the Concorde can be viewed there along with numerous accessories and technical equipment. Whether above or in the museum hall: In Sinsheim the Concorde and the Tu-144 are still alive today!

The event will take place on Saturday, 2nd March, 2019. The English-language lecture in the IMAX 3D cinema starts at 1 pm. Tickets for this event are available for 21 euros (children 17 euros | members of the association 5 euros) in the online shop or at the museum cash desk (07261-9299-0). According to availability, tickets are also on sale at the box office. The ticket price includes a full-day visit to the Technik Museum Sinsheim as well as access to the lecture in the IMAX 3D cinema.

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