London to New York in 1½ Hours

London to New York in 1½ Hours

Imagine this.

A few minutes after takeoff at London’s Heathrow and you’re over the ocean, rocket engines roaring.

The sky starts to darken and you can see the curve of the Earth. Then it’s just silence as you coast through a near vacuum just beyond the edge of the atmosphere. You’re moving so fast — close to Mach 5 — that the sun actually sets in the east behind you.

Almost across the Atlantic, you reenter the atmosphere still moving incredibly fast, but then slow and glide to a perfect landing at New York’s LaGuardia. Total flight time? An hour and a half. You didn’t even have time to finish the in-flight movie. But you get to watch the sun rise for the second time in one day as you head to your appointment.

Sounds like it’s out of science fiction, right?

Well, we may be closer to that reality than you think.

Space to Cut Travel Time by 80%

You may have recently heard about Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) — the company with dreams of space tourism.

Already hundreds of people have prepaid $250,000 for a suborbital thrill ride that will take them to the outskirts of the atmosphere and back.

The company has already tested sending five people into space. And has plans to send their founder, Richard Branson, by the end of the year.

But recently, they’ve expanded their horizons.

While space tourism is a nice start, the company sees new potential with their product in travel and shipping.

You see, suborbital space travel allows a vessel to go much faster than a normal airplane because of the lack of friction from atmospheric particles.

For comparison’s sake, while a normal airplane reaches speeds of around 500 mph, Virgin Galactic’s aircraft would reach speeds of nearly 2,500 mph.

Virgin Galactic recently penned a partnership with NASA to deliver a superfast point-to-point flight. And to help the U.S. deliver “high-Mach vehicles for potential civil applications.”

The implications are astounding.

There’s a whole multitude of reasons people would need to take a flight across the world every day.

Be it for business or even leisure.

But it doesn’t stop at just people.

Commercial goods delivered at a fourth of the time could change the world as we know it.

Sitting on a Gold Mine

The space industry as a whole is a gold mine ready to be unlocked.

It’s estimated that the space industry right now is worth $400 billion between all the different private companies out there.

But the biggest issue is many of these companies are private, and those that are able to be traded don’t have a majority of their revenue coming from space services.

There’s still a lot of room to grow for this industry.

And you have the opportunity to jump in before it explodes.

We still haven’t had a successful commercial flight in space. Global internet hasn’t been tested yet. And asteroid mining is still just a theory.

Think about what will happen to the industry when we hit these milestones… and the industry starts to scale.

For Money Revealed,

Ray Blanco