Alexei Tupolev

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Birthday
20, 1925
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
May 12, 2001 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1925
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
May 12, 2001 (75)

About

Russian aircraft engineer who led the development of the world's first supersonic passenger jet.

Before Fame

He studied at the Moscow Aviation Institute, earning his professorship in in 1964.

Trivia

His jet, the Tupolev Tu-144, made its maiden voyage in Moscow two months before the Concorde.

Family Life

His father Andrei Tupolev designed aircraft that broke dozens of world records.

Associated With

On the American end, test pilot Chuck Yager helped advance the science of supersonic flight.

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