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Three and a half years of intense effort by a small team of young scientists and engineers including myself had gone into this moment...The international aerospace community and the broader public were watching in anticipation. I had seen three of
The University of Queensland was leading the project to collect data from the scramjet to test whether the technology can be used for future air and space travel. The team says conditions were perfect as the scramjet hurtled into space overnight, but
Department of Defense announced no fewer than 35 separate contract awards, worth a combined $1.78 billion, on Friday. CSC ) , and privately held Jacobs Sverdrup Construction, doing business as Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA)...Boeing F-15K
The Scramjet will provide valuable information about how well the materials and components used to build it hold up to the extreme heat and forces imposed upon it. Project manager Sandy Tirtey, from Belgium, says letting the Scramjet burn up in the
High-tech weapons may be screaming through the skies at five times the speed of sound by the middle of the next decade, U.S. military officials say. "If we go forward with that plan, we probably won't start hitting the battlefield until at least the
An unmanned X-51A Waverider test plane achieved an incredible speed of more than 3800 mph on May 1, reaching Mach 5.1 over the Pacific Ocean. The X-51A traveled more than 230 nautical miles in roughly six minutes making it the longest and most
The US Air Force announced its X-51A Waverider aircraft has achieved the longest hypersonic flight in history, flying for three and a half minutes on scramjet power at more than five times the speed of sound.
Published May 03, 2013 TechNewsDaily Flies have tiny wings and even tinier brains, yet they are capable of flying swiftly and agilely through even turbulent air...That's the question that's been buzzing around Harvard professor Robert Wood's head for
David Cenciotti The above image, published by Code One on its Facebook page , shows the configuration for the SA-2S, an SR-71 Blackbird replacement concept that was studied by Convair in the early '60s. According to Code One, the rocket-like
Air Force Research Laboratory program that aims to improve the function of "scramjet" propulsion systems -- an engine type used to combust jetfuel and power flight at supersonic speeds -- theoretically, as high as Mach 24.