Eclipse Flight of Concorde 001

@article{Beckman1973EclipseFO,
  title={Eclipse Flight of Concorde 001},
  author={J. E. Beckman and J. Begot and Philippe Charvin and Donald B. Hall and P. L{\'e}na and Alain Soufflot and Donald Henry Liebenberg and P. C. Wraight},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1973},
  volume={246},
  pages={72-74}
}
On June 30, 1973, Concorde 001 intercepted the path of a solar eclipse over North Africa, Flying at Mach 2.05 the aircraft provided seven observers from France, Britain and the United States with 74 min of totality bounded by extended second (7 min) and third (12 min) contacts. The former permitted searches for time variations of much longer period than previously possible and the latter provided an opportunity for chromospheric observations of improved height resolution. The altitude, which… 
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