Plans for a hypersonic plane capable of flying between Beijing and New York in an hour have been unveiled by a Chinese company.
The “rocket with wings” is being designed to fly at an astonishing 7,000 miles per hour and tests are reportedly due to begin next year. Scientists hope it will be ready to take to the air by 2024.
The futuristic plane is being developed by Space Transportation, which hopes to conduct a full point-to-point flight by the end of the decade, reports Space.com.
The company boasts it will be able to link New York with the capital of China in just an hour.
“We are developing a winged rocket for high-speed, point-to-point transportation, which is lower in cost than rockets that carry satellites and faster than traditional aircraft,” the firm told Chinese media.
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