May 6, 2019

This Hypersonic ‘Space Plane’ Can Fly at 25 TIMES the Speed of Sound

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A “spaceplane” that will be able to travel at 25 times the speed just reached a major breakthrough.

Reaction Engines is working with the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency to develop a hypersonic aircraft that could zip from New York to London in just one hour.

The British aerospace manufacturer has tested the an essential piece of equipment called a precooler, which prevents the plane’s engine from overheating.

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