A project of the Chinese government baptized as T-Flight intends to face one of the dreams of Elon Musk: that of traveling at the speed of sound. Musk expects its high-speed train to complete 300-km trains in less than 30 minutes at about 1,200 km / h and will accelerate to about 0.5 g. To give us an idea, when sneezing we carry a force of 2.9 g and when coughing we are around 3.5 g. So the initial swing would be slightly stronger than a pat on the back.
But there are those who doubt that humans can withstand those speeds. Zhao Jian, a professor at Beijing Transportation University, told the South China Morning Post that “Physiologically, the human body can only withstand acceleration up to speeds of 4,000 km / h for a very short period of time.
In that case, will the passengers be just astronauts?