Sir Richard Branson claims that if they get it right supersonic air travel from Ny to Tokyo could be done in only 1 hour. "Travelling at 19,000 miles per hour orbitally" is what he says. I imagine it will be very costly and scary! :/

click on this link for video of Richard Branson's explanation as well as more to the story: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101645716

xo Lea