You soon will be able to fly from New York to London in one hour

May 18, 2023
A new study claims that such supersonic flights could begin within the next 10 years, Rachel Cormack writes for the Robb Report.

LONDON - Jet-setters may be able to fly from London to Sydney in just two hours before the decade is out. New research by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suggests travelers will be capable of soaring at supersonic speeds through space to arrive at major cities faster than ever before, as reported by The Times, Rachel Cormack writes for the Robb Report.

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The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

18 May 2023 -“Commercial suborbital space flights are now available for tourism and scientific research, and are ultimately anticipated to mature into extremely fast point-to-point travel, e.g. London to Sydney in less than two hours,” the CAA study said.

While technology will enable these flights, humans, of course, will have to withstand some high gravitational forces. The CAA study focused on how hypersonic flights will affect our biological systems. Luckily, impacts appear to be minimal, even for older and less physically-fit passengers.

“Physiological responses are likely to be benign for most passengers,” Dr. Ryan Anderton, the CAA’s medical lead for flight, said.

The Robb Report's Cormack writs that "In fact, older people may be better equipped to handle the high-speed jaunts. Anderton added that the elderly usually have slightly “stiffer arteries” that would lessen the pooling of blood away from the brain."

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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