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X-51A Waverider
2012-08-13 16:14:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The next generation of flight is undergoing a test tomorrow over the Pacific Ocean, paving the way for non-stop Paris trips in just a few hours in the future. The X-51A WaveRider is being prepared at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert. This aircraft could take you from New York to London in less than an hour. The experimental aircraft uses a "scramjet" engine that allows it to travel at hypersonic speeds, reaching Mach 4.5...

2011-12-15 04:49:56

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is entering into a space act agreement with Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems of Louisville, Colo., to provide key wind tunnel testing of a new spacecraft designed to transport crew and cargo to and from the International Space Station. Marshall will perform wind tunnel tests for Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle, a spacecraft that looks like a small space shuttle. The tests will simulate speeds ranging from Mach .2,...

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2011-08-11 13:30:00

A test flight for an experimental aircraft failed over the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning. The aircraft, known as the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, was launched at 7:45 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The agency reported engineers "lost telemetry" with the aircraft at 8:22 a.m. The flight was the aircraft's second and final planned test flight.  The first attempt was on April 22, 2010. The aircraft  is designed to separate from the booster, dive back toward...

2010-07-13 14:41:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Most people understand they will never exceed the speed of sound. General Chuck Yeager not only achieved that milestone, but he was also the first to ever do it. The American Airlines C.R. Museum is presenting Yeager for all to see and hear as he speaks at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center on Sunday, July 25, at 2:30 p.m. Gen. Yeager has accomplished many things in his lifetime, but certainly one of the most...

2010-06-22 04:58:00

LUXEMBOURG, June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It is with deep sadness that Guy Dubois, President and CEO of MACH, announces today the sudden loss of Lodewijk Cornelis, MACH's Chief Marketing Officer. He leaves behind his wife and young child. Lodewijk, a well-known and respected figure in the mobile communications industry and loving husband and father, tragically died in a cycling accident last week while on holiday with his family. His death will leave a huge void for all those around...

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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. The Air Force reported on its website that the X-51A Waverider was released from a B-52 Stratofortress off the southern California coast Wednesday morning.  Its scramjet engine accelerated the vehicle to Mach 6, and it flew autonomously for 200 seconds before losing acceleration.  At that point the test was then terminated....

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2010-01-22 13:35:00

Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian extreme sportsman, said his next goal is to try to break the long-standing record for the highest ever parachute jump, BBC News reported. American Joe Kittinger made history by leaping from a balloon at 102,800ft some 50 years ago and many have sought to repeat the feat over the years but all have failed. Baumgartner now plans to skydive from a balloon sent to at least 120,000 ft. The daredevil is famous for stunts such as jumping off the Petronas Towers. He...


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