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This Week in Tech History: Last Flight of the Concorde

On this edition of "This Week in Tech History", Chris reminds us of the final flight of the Concorde, the famous supersonic jetliner. Also, he tells us of the first device to successfully reproduce recorded sound.

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edison-phonograph-1024x1008This week in 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time. While other inventors had produced devices that could record sounds, Edison’s phonograph was the first to be able to reproduce the recorded sound.

1927 – The first Ford Model A was unveiled in New York City’s Waldorf Hotel and in 35 other cities around the U.S., Canada and Europe. The car was priced affordably: the 1928_model_a_ford-phaetonPhaeton sold for $395.00 and the Tudor Sedan for $495.00.

1972 – Atari announced the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

1993 – The Space Shuttle Endeavor launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

WAS2003102317670And this week in 2003 – The supersonic jet, Concorde, made its final flight, over Bristol, England.

Written by Chris Graveline

Chris has covered consumer technology for over 20 years. He is the host of This Week in Tech History as well as a regular co-host on "Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline" and our Technical Director.

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