Aeronautics: November 2004 Archives

Mach 10 Attempt a Success

16 November 2004:NASA's X-43A Scramjet Breaks Speed Record

"NASA's X-43A research vehicle screamed into the record books today, demonstrating an air-breathing engine can fly at nearly 10 times the speed of sound."

16 November 2004: ATK and NASA Set the Pace With Record-Breaking X-43A Hypersonic Flight, ATK

"Future applications for hypersonic flight include precision time-critical strike weapons with significant stand off capability..."

Editor's note: "precision time-critical strike weapons" ? Gee, I don't recall seeing mention of such a spin-off in any of NASA's X-43/HyperX publicity material ...



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