On March 2nd, the first prototype of the Concorde supersonic aircraft made its maiden flight. The Concorde was the product of a joint venture of the British and French Aerospace Industries. Ovwer twenty years passed between the time initial design work began and the Concord entered commercial service. It entered service in 1975. Its small capacity of only 128 passengers limited its viability and the last Concord was scheduled to fly in October 2003.