It was sort of a bummer when the Concorde stopped flying, but airlines wanted to go cheaper and more economical, not faster. But that’s going to change in the coming decades, as technology advances and the demand of super high speed air travel increases. But the new generation of fast planes won’t be as fast as the Concorde. They’ll be much, much faster. This concept from the ESA would take 300 passengers blazing above the Earth at Mach 5.
While the US has said that it’s hoping to have a person on Mars by 2030-ish, former rivals Russia and the European Space Agency have teamed up to try and beat America to the red planet. Looks like we’ve got ourselves an old fashioned space race!