FutureTracker| NASA is planning a future of supersonic jets that will fly through the Earth’s atmosphere at five times the speed of sound. Traveling at this speed would recude the current 21 hour flight to Sydney to two and a half hours.
Under the NASA Aeronautics 2010 proposal, the space agency will allocate $5million per year for the next three years to make the new aircraft a reality. The Concorde flew at twice the speed of sound (and Anne flew it several times.)
It’s believed that the project is part of a larger mission to buld a spacecraft for Mars. As always NASA projects have significant implications for commercial enterprises. via All About Luxury