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An aerospace startup just won a contract to develop an Air Force One jet that can travel at Mach 5. Here's an early look at the engine that could rocket from New York to Paris in 90 minutes

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Aerospace startup Hermeus just won a US Air Force contract to develop a presidential jet that can travel at Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound.
The hypersonic Air Force One , which would fly from New York to Paris in 90 minutes, is at least 10 years away from reality.
The government is set to take delivery of new Boeing 747-8 jets to replace the current presidential fleet next year.
Hermeus successfully tested a prototype of its engine in March, paving the way towards developing a test aircraft.
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