The XB-1 Supersonic Aircraft

Tomorrow's World Today XB-1 Boom 1

Though it has been more than 50 years since the world’s first supersonic airliner took its first flight, the technology in the field has continued to develop and advance. Now, as many prominent tech companies such as Virgin Galactic and Aerion Corporation begin to turn their attention to supersonic flight once again, we have a […]

Supersonic Style: the Supersonic Green Machine

Green Supersonic Machine

It’s mean, it’s lean, it’s covered in green. It can travel at supersonic speeds without creating ear-shattering sonic booms. No, it’s not Superman swapping his costume with the Green Lantern’s- it’s the Supersonic Green Machine. Designed by the Lockheed Martin Corporation for NASA, the Supersonic Green Machine is an aircraft capable of overland supersonic flight. […]

Going Hypersonic: Super Speedy Planes

A sonic jet at sunset

The fastest aircraft in the world clocks in at Mach 6.70. That’s roughly 4473 miles per hour. For reference, the fastest human on Earth (Usain Bolt) has a record speed of 27.73mph. The jet is 161 times faster, give or take a few decimals. It’s no question that we want our planes to be fast…but […]