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NASA To Create Supersonic Planes That Can Travel London To New York In 3 Hours


NASA is working on a plane that could halve the length of aviation journeys and allow a passenger to get from London to New York in just three hours as it would travel at almost 1,400 miles per hour.

Nicknamed the Concorde 2, the plane would be able to break the sound barrier with ease.


One of the reasons the Concorde failed was that because the sonic boom that it created when it broke the sound barrier caused distress among livestock and minor damages to buildings.

This led to it being banned to fly over the mainland US, which was a massive contribution to it going bust in 2003.

However, NASA’s new jet may have solved that problem as it would break the sound barrier at 55,000 feet – planes usually fly at around 39,000 feet – and make a sound of only 60 decimals, much lower than the 90 decimals created by Concorde and about the same noise levels as a car on a motorway.


“Now you’re getting down to that level where, as far as approval from the general public, it would probably be something that’s acceptable,” said Peter Coen, project manager for NASA’s commercial supersonic research team.

The space agency has already tested the technology in wind tunnels and further tests will cost £300 million over the next five years.

Manufacturers will also have the opportunity to bid on and test the product for themselves.

If NASA is given official approval on the crafts, it hopes to have full sized versions of the astonishing ships in operation, although probably only privately, by 2022.


Peter Iosifidis, design program manager at Lockheed Martin, which created NASA’s small-scale model, said as part of a Bloomberg report: “Manufacturers will not take the lead in developing an aircraft that they can’t fly.

“That’s where NASA said we’ve got to go change the rule and this is the path to making that happen.”

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Source: Express
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