Re: NEWS: Japanese want in on the Scramjet act

From: John Clark (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 10:30:11 MDT

 Brian D Williams <>

> It wasn't technology that doomed the first SST's it was politics,
> specifically noise and pollution.

Noise, pollution and sonic booms are valid concerns but what
really doomed it is economics, nobody could figure out how to
make money off a SST because only an elite few would be willing
to spent 3 or 4 times as much a flight just to save an hour or two.
But build a cheap one and they will come.

     John K Clark

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