“There is a Chinese saying, it takes 10 years to sharpen a sword. We have spent 60 years sharpening two swords and they are the best.” — Chinese researcher Han Guilai
Imagine a wind tunnel, capable of simulating flights at Mach 30 — that’s 23,000 mph, or, 30 times the speed of sound.
It may sound like science fiction, but in fact, China has built a hyper-sonic wind tunnel in Beijing which could put the superpower decades ahead of the West, according to a report in UK’s The Sun.
Researcher Han Guilai, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that together with another facility, also in Beijing, China will be about 20 to 30 years ahead of other powers.
Such futuristic aerospace technology could make it possible for super-fast jets to fly anywhere in the world in two hours or less.
It could also make space travel accessible to ordinary people as the hyper-sonic aircraft could cut costs by more than 90%, reports say.
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