Who doesn’t want to reach destinations and places sooner? Well, now you may be able to do so via space. Yes, it’s correct! There’s a ground-breaking new plan that allows you to travel between the UK and Australia in just two hours by flying via space!
A Study Shows That Space Flying Is Near!
This new innovation has just arrived on the aviation scene and it could become a legitimate reality for travellers. With the advent of space tourism, more and more technological solutions that could significantly cut down the long travel hours are emerging, revolutionising the aviation industry.
This study was conducted by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and the results have reportedly been published in the journal Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. The study highlights that commercial suborbital space flights are now available for tourism and scientific research. They would be ultimately moving into extremely fast point-to-point travel, e.g., from London to Sydney in less than two hours. With the current aviation system, it usually takes around 22 hours.
This could be done with the help of suborbital flights for taking travellers up into space for a period of time and then dropping suddenly back into the Earth’s orbit. For people making the huge globe-crossing trek between the UK and Australia, this technology would mean slashing a wild 20 hours off the travel time.
In fact, this would probably change the world of flying in the process.
But, What Are Suborbital Flights?
Suborbital flights are a type of spaceflight that allows passengers to experience the thrill of space without the high cost and training requirements of orbital flights. These flights typically reach altitudes of around 100 kilometres (62 miles) above the Earth’s surface and provide passengers with several minutes of weightlessness. It has been a topic of interest for several years, and several private companies have been working towards making this technology accessible to the general public.
One of the most significant advantages of suborbital flights is that they require much less preparation time and training than orbital flights. While orbital flights require several months of training, these flights require only a few days or even hours of preparation. This makes suborbital flights more accessible to a wider range of people and opens up the possibility of space tourism.
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