Popular science mag ran a great articleWhooshhh! about the race to find a way to do supersonic flight without the sonic boom that kills public acceptance. On another note a story running on cable recently quoted Richard Branson of Virgin Airways faming saying that if Boeing had won the contract for the Concorde that 3 hour flights from LA to New York would be a standard expectation today. Now its too late to get the flight corridors arranged (ie they make 3 times the noise of a 747 at takeoff!).
Shot of the tragic Concorde crash recently in Paris. Sad end to an era.