Wasn't there a reference to a new Thunderbird that looked like a hypersonic jet?
If I remember this right (and it was a -long- time ago0 IT WAS EITHER SEEN IN ONE OF THE MOVIES OR IN THE NEWER SERIES. Either way - are we thinking what I'm thinking? :-)
"There -is- hope for the future.
When the world is ready for a new and better life...
all this will someday come to pass.
In God's good Time."