Gallery: SpaceLiner Will Zoom from Europe to Australia in 90 Minutes Fl...


Researchers at the German Aerospace Center are developing a hypersonic “SpaceLiner” that would zip half way around the world in 90 minutes flat. The 50-passenger airplane would piggyback off of a rocket to reach speeds of about 24 times the speed of sound. The super-fast SpaceLiner is hoped to propel passengers into the future by 2050, and it would be partially powered on liquid oxygen and hydrogen, leaving only a trail of water vapor and hydrogen in the atmosphere.

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  1. Tamer Selmy February 16, 2013 at 9:17 am

    This is only the begining.

  2. Nick Thompson February 5, 2013 at 12:24 am

    def not a regular passenger flight vehicle unless its strictly space tourism. Fuel costs on something like this would have be astronomical… I don’t really see much of a need this, hope they at least use some some green rocket fuel.

  3. sorenzen January 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    For a space turism prospect it seams good, but for a passenger travel destination to destination the upright rocket launch will not work – somehow to difficult and inaccessible.

  4. robert bierma January 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    They should go back to the drawing board. Space Shuttle style designs have to many inefficiencies to overcome.

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