This New Plane Could Fly from the UK to New York in 20 Minutes

This is AMAZING.

How great would it be if you could travel to the other side of the Atlantic in the same amount of time it takes you to get to work in the morning? While this sounds like the stuff dreams are made of, those dreams might just become reality soon thanks to the invention of the new 'Antipode' plane, which professes to be capable of transporting passengers from London to New York in TWENTY MINUTES.

Seriously, drying my hair takes longer than that.

But the rocket jet could seriously achieve such a feat. As METRO reports, the plane would travel at supersonic speeds after take off, which would probably feel more like blast off, and would ultimately reach an acceleration of a staggering 24 times the speed of sound.

Concorde who?

The brains behind the invention is Canadian designer Charles Bombardier. He explained it would work using the concept 'long penetration mode' to channel air super speedily via a nozzle on its nose, meaning it could travel at 18,264 miles per hour. That's a casual ten times faster than the Concorde flew.

Before you have images of being blasted into space, the jet only flies at 40,000 feet — not dissimilar to the current commercial planes we're used to.

While this sounds great and all, if it does ever make it to the mainstream market, it's going to be expensive. The aircraft will apparently only seat 10 people, so you can probably imagine how much one of those places would cost.

Still, it looks like the future could be here sooner than we thought.

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Catriona Harvey-Jenner
Catriona Harvey-Jenner

Cat is Cosmopolitan UK's features editor covering women's issues, health and current affairs. newsfeatures and health. The route to her heart is a simple combination of pasta and cheese (somewhat ironic considering the whole health writing thing), and she finds it difficult to commit to TV series so currently has about 14 different ones on the go.