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Top aerospace officials just called hypersonic planes “inevitable”

by Bec Crew, Science Alert

New York to London in 30 minutes.

Aviation experts from NASA, the US Air Force, and Lockheed Martin have come together in California to announce that hyper-sonic planes are “inevitable” – meaning we’d better get used to the idea of travelling at more than five times the speed of sound.

If that speed doesn’t mean that much to you, how does 4,800 km/h (3,000 mph) sound? Or how about London to New York in 35 minutes, and London to Sydney in 2 hours? Continue reading Top aerospace officials just called hypersonic planes “inevitable”