NASA is working on an experimental supersonic aircraft called the X-59 ‘Son of Concorde,’ which could lead to much faster air travel. It has the potential to reach speeds of about 1,500 kilometers per hour, reducing travel time significantly. For example, a flight from New York to London could be around 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter.
Aviation technology is advancing, and by 2033, a flight from London to Sydney could take only two hours, according to research by Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority.
Companies like Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are offering suborbital flights with speeds reaching up to 5,632 kilometers per hour. These developments in supersonic and suborbital travel could revolutionize long-distance journeys, making them faster and more efficient than ever before.