4,000mph hypersonic plane that could take passengers from London to Sydney in four hours moves closer to takeoff
Jul16

4,000mph hypersonic plane that could take passengers from London to Sydney in four hours moves closer to takeoff

The European Space Agency has invested $11 million toward the development of an engine that could one day allow aircraft to fly anywhere in the world in just four hours. Oxfordshire-based Reaction Engines has been developing a turbine that combines both jet and rocket technologies to achieve rates five times the speed of sound. According to the firm, the new agreement with the ESA and the UK Space Agency, along with the existing...

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