|F-35A Lightning II Fighter (Public Domain)|
A hypersonic jet has been designed that can one day shuttle New Yorkers to London in about two hours. Its blueprint deviates from the “tube-and-wing” structure of current planes, somewhat resembling that of a flying saucer.
The Paradoxal will initially climb to Mach 3 (at 60,000 feet). At that point, “liquid oxygen” would help “push it at supersonic speeds up to an altitude of 40 miles.” Passengers could then experience a taste of space travel, including weightlessness and glimpses of stars.
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