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X-43A hypersonic research aircraft
2014-03-27 04:53:03

NASA's X-43A shattered existing speed records for aircraft with air-breathing engines on March 27, 2004, when the scram-jet powered plane reached Mach 6.83 - 4,900 miles per hour - during a brief flight over the Pacific Ocean.

New Conceptual Configuration For Air-breathing Hypersonic Airplanes
2013-12-17 15:00:13

How to design a hypersonic airplane that travels from Beijing to New York in only two hours? Dr. Cui Kai and his group from State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences set out to tackle this problem.

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

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.

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2009-04-30 08:15:00

When a jet is flying faster than the speed of sound, one small mistake can tear it apart.

2009-03-10 14:06:23

Kevin Petersen, director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Dryden Flight Research Center in California, says he will retire next month. A veteran aerospace engineer and manager with 38 years experience at Dryden, Petersen has served as the center's director for more than 10 years and is the longest-serving field center director currently at NASA, officials said. Dryden's deputy center director, David McBride, has been named acting director. NASA officials said that during...

2006-01-11 07:36:34

India has joined a handful of countries with the technology to build a new type of supersonic rocket that could reduce satellite launching costs by nearly 90 percent, the nation's space agency said Tuesday.

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2005-06-20 12:01:16

NASA has been officially recognized for setting the speed record for a jet-powered aircraft by Guinness World Records.


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