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About 1,000 people turned out to see the last landing of a Concorde at Seattle's Boeing Field. Rumor has it the jet was allowed supersonic passage by Transport Canada, facilitating a record-setting New York-to-Seattle run of less than 3 hours, 56 minutes. The British Airways plane will become part of the Museum of Flight collection. Tours start for museum members on Nov. 22 and for the public Nov. 28...

Presidential candidate Howard Dean believes the space program should get out of earth orbit. In The Washington Post's reader forum, Dean said the shuttle program should be shut down in favor of a manned flight to Mars, but only after the budget is balanced...

Cult filmmaker Quentin Tarantino may make an airplane disaster movie. The director said he'd like to reunite cast members from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown for what he described as "Airport 2005." Dean Martin would be played by John Travolta...

Bob Hope was a regular, and soon the airport he frequented might bear his name. Burbank airport officials have approved changing the moniker but the city councils of Pasadena, Burbank and Glendale must also approve. Changing all the letterhead will cost $250,000 but a televised fundraiser is planned to cover the costs...

The man who helped Jimmy Doolittle pioneer instrument flight died Sept. 29. Raymond D. Kelly was 102. Kelly also invented the heated pitot tube and pushed U.S. airlines into the jet age with a study that showed they'd make more money in big jets than in smaller turboprops.