Win­dow Seat

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PROJECT Sun­rise is set to bring Aus­tralians closer to the United King­dom than they ever have been, but Qan­tas’ thun­der may soon be stolen.

UK-based Re­ac­tion En­gines has de­vel­oped tech­nol­ogy the­o­ret­i­cally pow­er­ful enough to fly be­tween Syd­ney and Lon­don in just four hours, but un­til re­cently, they had no way to cool down the en­gine and stop it from melt­ing at such fan­tas­tic speeds.

How­ever, pro­fes­sor bra­niac and his team of rocket sci­en­tists at the air­craft man­u­fac­turer have done it, de­vel­op­ing cool­ing tech­nol­ogy al­low­ing the en­gines to sur­vive mach 5 speeds (6,400 kms/ph).

We won’t be on the first test flight, how­ever.

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