On September 26, 1973, the Concorde, a supersonic aircraft, made its first non-stop Atlantic crossing. Going at an average speed of 954 miles-per-hour, it broke the old speed record by more than half! It was flying from Washington D.C. to Paris, with a flight time of 3 hours and 32 minutes. The Concorde was retired on October 24, 2003 after 34 years in use. Its final flight was to Filton, Bristol, UK.