Aerion has broken ground on a new campus in Melbourne, Florida that will house the production facilities for its AS2 supersonic business jet. The $US300 million campus will be known as Aerion Park and span 110.6 acres at Melbourne International Airport on Florida’s Space Coast. Aerion expects to begin building […]
Boom Supersonic unveiled its first aircraft this week, a demonstrator that will test the design for Boom’s first supersonic passenger jet, the Overture. The Overture, which is schedule to begin test flights in 2025, won’t be the first supersonic passenger jet. That accolade belongs to the Concorde, the storied plane […]
Aerospace startup Boom Supersonic just won a US Air Force contract to develop jets that can carry high-ranking government officials at faster than the speed of sound. The supersonic jet – which could potentially even serve as Air Force One – could cut trans-oceanic travel times in half, and would […]
An aerospace startup called Hermeus just won a US Air Force contract to develop a presidential jet that can travel at Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. The hypersonic Air Force One, which could be able to fly from New York to Paris in 90 minutes, is […]
Virgin Galactic, the space-tourism company founded by Richard Branson, wants to pursue high-speed passenger travel as well. On Monday, Virgin Galactic revealed a preliminary design for a supersonic jet capable of flying up to 19 people at Mach 3, or 2,300 mph. Publishing the design is a very early step […]
Aircraft start-up Boom Supersonic is one step closer to bringing back supersonic passenger travel with its flagship Overture jet. The Overture’s prototype and demonstrator, the XB-1, will be unveiled in October and plans to take to the skies in 2021. If the XB-1 has a successful test flight program, the […]
Reactor Engines, a British aerospace company, said it had successfully tested a rocket engine that could eventually allow for supersonic flight to space. The company says its engine can cool air from 420 degrees Celsius to room temperature in less than a second. Traditionally, rockets have to carry massive tanks […]
Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in a Bell X-1 experimental aircraft on October 14, 1947. Yeager, a World War II fighter pilot, had been working on the project for several years. He kept flying as a test pilot and eventually retired as a general in 1975. Chuck Yeager began […]
A startup developing a supersonic airplane that can fly from Sydney to Los Angeles in just over six hours has announced it has secured $US33 million ($AU43.3 million) in series A funding. Boom — based in Denver, USA — stated that 8VC, Caffeinated Capital, Palm Drive Ventures, RRE Ventures, Y […]
The world is about to get a new land speed world record. The former record, set in 1997 is about to be broken by the Bloodhound, a new supersonic car that can hit 1,000 miles per hour, with the help of a rocket engine borrowed from a satellite launch system.
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