Private Suborbital Jet

Shortly after Iron Man was released, I was contacted by Private Air magazine for an interview about what I thought the future of private air travel might be. In response I sketched out this jet, which I imagined might fly at hypersonic speeds close to the edge of the atmosphere. A strip of windows on the top of the fuselage would allow for a spectacular view of the earth as it inverted itself at apogee, and the lifting body shape of the fuselage would aid in re-entry. I imagined it landing at a private airstrip in Zermatt for a quick ski getaway after a four hour flight from somewhere in Connecticut.