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Hypersonic Travel: Travel From London To New York In An Hour

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Picture this: You hit the snooze button on your alarm one too many times and just woke up in your London flat. You look over and let out a scream because you just realized you have a business meeting in New York in an hour and a half!

No worries, Australian defense scientists and the U.S. Air Force are on it. They’re testing a hypersonic airplane that travels at 5840 km per hour, or around 3,629 mph for the anti-metric types. That would cut the travel time from New York to London down to under one hour.

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NASA’s Future Airplanes

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NASA released concepts for a future generation of passenger aircraft earlier this month. Most of the designs hardly look ripped from the pages of sci-fi (or even GI Joe), but NASA says it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

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