Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a...oh wait, it is a plane. Actually, it's Richard Branson's new supersonic passenger jet, and if you blink you might miss it. Engineered\u00a0by an American start-up named\u00a0Boom, Branson's latest prototype\u00a0wants to do\u00a0in the skies what something like Hyperloop is trying to do on the ground. In other words, the XB-1\u00a0Supersonic Jet (nickname "Baby Boom") wants to get you places faster. How much faster you ask? Try speeds of up to 2335 km\/h, which would get you from Sydney to Los Angeles in about three and a half hours. Boom.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBeing that Branson owns both Virgin Airlines and Virgin Galactic (which aims to put tourists in space), it's safe to say the fearless entrepreneur isn't merely blowing supersonic smoke up our rear ends. Hence, the XB-1 aeroplane might be zipping\u00a0passengers across the world sooner than we think. Naturally, those passengers will be expected to pay for the privilege to the tune of about $5,000 per ticket.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe name Boom makes reference to the fact that the jet will be breaking to sound barrier as it soars from one coast to the next. Normally, such an endeavour causes a huge noise (aka a sonic boom), but early reports suggest that the sound will be reduced by a design that's both economical and eco-conscious.\u00a0In addition to that dreamy\u00a0travel time, the jet will also host a luxurious\u00a0interior with approximately 40 comfortable seats, big windows and plenty of room\u00a0in the overhead compartments.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSays Branson,\u00a0\u201cAs an innovator in the space, Virgin Galactic\u2019s decision to work with Boom was an easy one. Through Virgin Galactic\u2019s manufacturing arm, the Spaceship Company, we will provide engineering and manufacturing services, along with flight test support and operations as part of our shared ambitions...Ultimately I want people to be able to get anywhere in the world in five hours for $100.\u201d\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.