Next Big Thing – supersonic private jet

Tony Stark’s idea of a bus?Good thinking, but this is a work of fact, not fiction. Sort of. The airborne spear of ballistic godliness is a concept sub

Tony Stark’s idea of a bus?Good thinking, but this is a work of fact, not fiction. Sort of. The airborne spear of ballistic godliness is a concept submitted to NASA by Lockheed Martin for future development.Called the flying asparagus?No, but it’s probably a better name than the curent one – Supersonic Green Machine. Perhaps we should get those Iron Man scriptwriters on board after all.Concept, bad name… where are the promised fantastic facts?Fantastic facts is an oxymoron. But since you ask, it uses an inverted-V underwing engine to reduce the effects of sonic boom, helping it fly faster, further and greener.I still don’t believe in it.Should NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate decide to fund the project, you’ll be able to pick one up from all good Lockheed Martin stockists by 2035. The queue starts here.

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