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2009-03-09 10:13:16

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and U.S. Air Force have created national hypersonic centers in California, Texas and Virginia. Officials said the three centers will advance research in air-breathing propulsion, materials and structures, and boundary layer control for aircraft that can travel at Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, and faster. NASA and the Air Force's Office of Scientific Research selected the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Texas A&M...

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2005-06-20 12:01:16

NASA -- NASA has been officially recognized for setting the speed record for a jet-powered aircraft by Guinness World Records. NASA set the record in November during the third and final flight of the experimental X-43A scramjet (supersonic-combustion ramjet) project. The X-43A demonstrated an advanced form of air-breathing jet engine could power an aircraft nearly 10 times the speed of sound. Data from the unpiloted, 12-foot-long research vehicle show its revolutionary engine worked...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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