Swiss firm eyes speedier air travel

New technology could help rocket plane deliver passengers from London to New York in less than two hours.

    A Swiss company is working on technology it says could deliver passengers across the Atlantic Ocean in less than two hours.

    More than ten years after the Concorde went out of service in 2003, Swiss Space System is trying to beat its record of flying from London to New York in three and half hours.

    The SOAR rocket plane, which is currently being tested, will use technology that launches spacecrafts on the back of a modified Airbus aircraft and then its own engines will take it higher. By going so high, the spacecraft is able to drop down onto almost any destination on Earth.

    Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports from Payerne, Switzerland.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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