[ExI] Flight Testing Will Soon Start on the World’s Fastest Reusable Aircraft

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 17:22:29 UTC 2021

My flight to the Philippines took 18 hours! Lol But such a long duration
can help a person to prepare psychologically for a major life change...

"Last week, NASA released a timelapse video
construction of a supersonic jet called the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology
<https://www.nasa.gov/specials/X59/> (QueSST or “son of Concorde” for
short). The experimental aircraft is designed to fly faster than the speed
of sound without producing the telltale sonic booms that were part of what
led to the Concorde being retired
in 2003.

Now there’s an even faster plane under development. Atlanta-based aerospace
startup Hermeus <https://www.hermeus.com/> just announced
$60 million contract with the US Air Force to flight test the company’s
Quarterhorse, a hypersonic aircraft that can fly at Mach 5 speeds. That’s
over 3,000 miles per hour, a speed that could deliver passengers from the
eastern US to western Europe in 90 minutes."
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