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LA to NYC in 46 Minutes?

The LAT reports on an upcoming test of hypersonic flight:

In a nondescript hangar at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, a team of aerospace engineers has been putting the finishing touches on a lightning-quick experimental aircraft designed to fly above the Pacific Ocean at 3,600 mph. A passenger aircraft traveling at that speed could fly from Los Angeles to New York in 46 minutes.

Although the technology is new, the attitude is very mid-twentieth-century. In the future, we will all go even faster!

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