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Today in Georgia History: JetStar Production Begins

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August 29, 1961

Marietta's Lockheed Corp. received the go ahead from the FAA to begin production of the JetStar. Designed to fly at speeds of 550 miles per hour, the JetStar was the fastest passenger plane of the day, according to the Georgia Historical Society and University of Georgia.

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