FORTUNE — Elon Musk has conquered the roads with Tesla Motors (TSLA). And he’s rocketed into orbit with SpaceX. Might he now be considering something (literally) in between?
During an interview at today’s New York Times Dealbook conference, Musk admitted that he began designing a new means of supersonic travel after the Concorde was canceled in 2003:
Musk adds that the idea is based on his fundamental belief that the future often seems to be getting worse instead of better, something that also prompted his interest in the so-called hyperloop method of mass transit.
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