Glom, I think your right.
The only real solution would be to develop a suborbital Super(Hyper)Sonic Aircraft. The design would only less resemble to the Concorde. It would look more like a gore with big engines at the end. The engines wouldn't work as we know them from the Concorde. They had to work with the SCRAMJETS technology. Those engines use the oxygen from the upper atmosphere, while they burn hydrogen. This a/c could it make up to Mach 10, or more. The passengers would have to seat in the fuselage/ wing combination, since the a/c would be developed as an flying gore. Maybe the a/c would have no windows.
Vertical stabilizers would be fitted at the wing tips.
The main question is: Who will be able to build an a/c like this? Fact is: Boeing and Airbus couldn't afford this project alone .
The only solution would be: A new company would have to be founded with the following specialists: NASA, ESA, BOEING, AIRBUS, LOCKHEED, GENERAL EL
- ECTRIC, ROLLS-ROYCE, PRATT&WHITNEY, TUPOLEV, ILLJUSHIN and other company's which are in that matter.
Only with united power, it would be possible! Lets start to create a name for this new world aircraft company!!
Aviation! That rocks...