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50 years of the Boeing 747

History professor Janet Bednarek explains how the ‘queen of the skies’ reigned over air travel in her latest article for The Conversation, a global network of newsrooms "committed to information transparency and credibility."

She writes:

"I’ve been researching and teaching the history of American aviation for more than a quarter-century. Even though all U.S. airlines have retired their 747s, marking the end of an era, I believe it’s worth remembering the amazing story of the airplane that helped make international air travel affordable."

Read the full article — which also appeared on the websites of Time, Inverse and Salon, among others — here.


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