(Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Oct. 8, 2003: The Air France Concorde, right, at the Udvar-Hazy Center, the annex of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Fairfax county, Va. Air France donated the Concorde F-BVFA to the museum upon the completion of its last flight. This aircraft was the first Air France Concorde to open service to Rio de Janeiro, Washington, D.C., and New York and had flown 17,824 hours. All Concordes were retired in 2003.

Check out Stars and Stripes’ recent article on the reopening of the National Air and Space Museum — now featuring an actual Star Wars X-wing — here

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