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New Supersonic Jet To Fly Sydney To London In Four Hours

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could board a plane in Sydney at breakfast and arrive in London, England, in time to have lunch at a pub on the same day? It’s possible, thanks to a new supersonic jet concept from NASA.

The concept, first aired by The Sunday Times, will be shown off at the upcoming Farnborough Air Show in the UK and will hopefully usher in a new era of super-fast travel.

How fast is fast?

It’s being reported that the aircraft will be able to travel over 4000km/h. That’s 3000km/h faster than the fastest passenger plane available today, the new Gulfstream jet. Yes please! [Sunday Times]

Update: corrected speed numbers in the last paragraph.