How The Return Of Supersonic Flight Will Revolutionize Travel

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-return-of-supersonic-flight-will-revolutionize-travel-2012-8

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    Since the last flight of the Concorde, a turbo-jet powered supersonic passenger plane, in 1993, jet travel has been stubbornly stuck at the same subsonic speed.
    As the troubled history of the Concorde (and its lesser Soviet counterpart, the Tupolev Tu-144) showed, supersonic air travel depends on overcoming a lot of obstacles, from the pesky sonic boom to high cost, safety issues and insatiable fuel consumption.
    So airlines have given up the quest to reduce travel times, and have focused on fitting more passengers into their planes for less. These days, the closest anyone who isn’t an Air Force pilot or astronaut can get to Mach III is using a Gillette razor.
     
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    I use Gillette.:D
     
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    Concorde last flew in 2003.
     

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