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2012-08-15 20:42:35

The Air Force's new aircraft of the future crashed during a hypersonic test flight, hitting a speed bump in the future of creating quick flights from New York to London.

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2010-05-27 12:35:00

An experimental US Air Force aircraft set a record for hypersonic flight Thursday by flying over 3 minutes at Mach 6, which is six times the speed of sound.

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2009-09-16 11:03:46

Fifty years ago in 1959, test pilot Scott Crossfield threw the switch to ignite the twin XLR-11 engines of his North American Aviation X-15 rocket plane and begin the storied test program's first powered flight.

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2008-11-11 08:00:00

Residents living in Greenland say the 1968 crash of a B-52 aircraft, armed with nuclear warheads, has left a lasting legacy.

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2004-12-15 17:30:00

With a penchant for chasing tomorrow, NASA's B-52B "008" always carried the future of flight under its wing. First taking to the air in June of 1955, the venerable aircraft began its illustrious, nearly 50-year U.S. Air Force and NASA career as a bomb navigation system test airplane for the Air Force's B-52 fleet.


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