NASA is developing the X-59 ‘Son of Concorde,’ an experimental supersonic aircraft that could lead to considerably speedier air travel. It has the potential to reach speeds of almost 1,500 kilometers per hour, dramatically reducing travel time. A flight from New York to London, for example, might be 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter.
According to study conducted by the British Civil Aviation Authority, a journey from London to Sydney might take only two hours by 2033.
Suborbital flights with speeds of up to 5,632 kilometers per hour are being offered by companies such as Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic. These advancements in supersonic and suborbital travel have the potential to transform long-distance travel, making it faster and more efficient than ever before.