- Venus Aerospace, a
Houstonstartup, said its working on a Mach 12 hypersonic aircraft.
- Travel between Los Angeles and Tokyo could take a hour, the company said.
- Prime Movers Lab led
Venus Aerospace‘s $3 million seed funding round in March.
Venus Aerospace, a Houston startup, said it’s working on a Mach 12 hypersonic aircraft that would cut travel time from Los Angeles to Tokyo to one hour.
“This is for regular people,” CEO Sarah “Sassie” Duggleby told Bloomberg Businessweek.
At top speed, the aircraft would be moving about 12 times the speed of sound, The Houston Chronicle reported. Most commercial flights between Los Angeles and Tokyo make the trip in about 12 hours.
The company said on its website that it’s made breakthroughs in engine efficiency, aircraft shape, and edge cooling technology. That tech would make “one-hour global transport cost-effective,” the company said.
Venus Aerospace in early March announced a $3 million seed fundraising round led by Prime Movers…