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London to Sydney in five hours

The flight on a commercial airliner currently takes about 23 hours. Imagine making the journey in about the same amount of time it takes to go from New York to LA? Alan Bond is a senior engineer for the LAPCAT (Long-Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies) project and Managing Director of Reaction Engines Limited in Oxfordshire England LAPCAT was partially funded by The European Space Agency and the European Union. He says you’ll be able to do it in about four hours and forty-five minutes.

Picture Courtesy Daily Mail London

The plane is called the A2 (No relation to the Nazi’s A2 which was updated and later renamed (more…)