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A race with hypersonic speed

China wants to set new standards for the construction of passenger aircraft and aims to be able to transport passengers to any place on earth in less than two hours by 2030. They are currently developing a hypersonic aircraft with acceleration up to six times the speed of sound (Mach 6), or 7,344 km/h, utilizing a new generation of air-breathing jet engines. With a length of 45 meters, this new aircraft is nearly a third longer than a Boeing 737, and its delta wings resemble those of a Concorde. This was reported by the bi-monthly Chinese magazine “Physics of Gases”.

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