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Techno-Triumphalism Deja Vu All Over Again
« on: February 25, 2017, 07:44:51 PM »
It wasn't enough of a money loser and ecological disaster the first time they tried this with the SST and Concorde?  They gotta do it AGAIN?

Your taxes pay for this nonsense.  How many windmills could we put up for the cost of developing this stupid plane?

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NASA test ‘the new Concorde’: 1,354mph jet to fly passengers from UK to US in THREE HOURS

A SUPERSONIC jet capable of flying passengers across the Atlantic ocean in just three hours could change air travel forever.
      
   
   
By Joshua Nevett / Published 25th February 2017

NASA has wind tunnel tested the futuristic aircraft dubbed “the new Concorde”.

The revolutionary Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) project is aiming to create a jet that can break the 767mph sound barrier.

Space boffins from the US space agency have joined forces with Lockheed Martin to work on the ambitious project.

Engineer Charles Bolden hopes the jets will one day ferry passengers across the Atlantic in half the time of a conventional aircraft.

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REVOLUTIONARY: Concordes can travel at a top speed of 1,354 mph

Currently it takes a commercial airliner around eight hours to fly from the US to the UK.

From London to New York, a Concorde's average flight time is around 3 hours 30 minutes.

Bolden said: “NASA is working hard to make flight greener, safer and quieter – all while developing aircraft that travel faster, and building an aviation system that operates more efficiently.

“To that end, it’s worth noting that it's been almost 70 years since Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 as part of our predecessor agency's high speed research.

"Now we’re continuing that supersonic X-plane legacy with this preliminary design award for a quieter supersonic jet with an aim toward passenger flight."
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Re: Techno-Triumphalism Deja Vu All Over Again
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 07:56:37 PM »
Your taxes pay for this nonsense.  How many windmills could we put up for the cost of developing this stupid plane?

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No kidding.  And how many good jobs for J6P at the same time, rather than a few geeks in a lab somewhere with a wind tunnel to toy with.  Oy.
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