In 1983 this TU-144D, designated “101”, set 14 different altitude and speed records. In the later 1990s it was extensively modified and operated jointly by Tupolev and the US space agency NASA as a test platform. On April 14, 1999, this aircraft completed the last flight of a TU-144. Twenty years later, in autumn 2019, the machine was restored and repainted in its original Aeroflot colors. It is due to be exhibited in front of the Zhukovsky Air Force Base shortly.