Imagine flying from New York to London in 90 minutes!
A U.S. venture-capital firm is asking investors to bet on the development of a hypersonic aircraft that can fly over 3,000 miles per hour.
The new startup is Hermeus Corp., who’s mission is to increase the speed air transportation by developing vehicles that can fly ''in excess of Mach 5.
The Atlanta Based Corporation announced its advisory board includes the former president of Blue Origin and former associate administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
The idea is to connect the world's cities ''significantly faster than ever before,'' which Hermeus CEO A.J. Piplica likened to the broadband era of data transmissions.
The round of seed investment led by Khosla Ventures will continue the development of Hermeus' hypersonic propulsion system, a media statement said.
''Hermeus is developing an aircraft that not only improves the aviation experience with very reduced flight times, but also has the potential to have great societal and economic impact," Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, said in the statement.
Hermeus is not alone in their quest for speed Boeing is also working on a passenger plane that can hit Mach 5.
I’m not sure our Consumer Warrior Clark Howard would approve, a ticket is expected to cost about $3,000.