Hypersonic Planes With Panoramic Windows
Hypersonic planes travel five times faster than the speed of sound. This means you can travel from London to Sydney in only 4.5 hours and from LA to Tokyo in 8 hours. Companies are looking to throw traditional design out the window and instead have planes with panoramic windows, so flying through the air becomes more of an experience than a mode of transportation. Imagine seeing the clouds and cities below you with a simple wave of your hand. Spike Aerospace, a Boston-based company, hopes to put this into action. NPR reports, “instead of the usual views at 35,000 feet, the Spike S-512 will project images from micro cameras outside the plane onto screens embedded in the walls. The cameras will be placed around the entire aircraft to create panoramic views.” When you get sleepy, you can dim the windows (NPR).