It’s always been a dream of mine to travel faster then the speed of sound. Along with other dreams, (travel faster then the speed of light, see a nuclear explosion, get slashdotted, rule the world, & meet Bruce Willis) that dream died with the death of the Concord. However, if the world can just stay undestroied by the year 2013, then one of those dreams may come true!
Lockheed Martin, those guys behind some of the most famous planes in the world (F-15, F-22), and the company that backs the most famous name in advanced military air planes Skunk Works (U-2, SR-71, F-117) have been given the task of building a qupersonic passenger jet that will not cause a sonic boom. It’s supposed to be a small private plane (only 12 seats) and meant for busisnesses. Its also not scheduled to be completed until 2013.
Well, Lockheed Martin, get working! With the current predictions, the end of the world is going to be in late 2011, 2 years before this thing is ready!
from (New Scientist Tech)