NEWS: NASAs' Scramjet to be tested soon

From: J Corbally (
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 14:09:22 MDT

>Imagine a new breed of aerospace vehicle, able to fly at seven times the
>speed of sound, using a next-generation air-breathing jet engine. NASA
>takes a hypersonic leap into the future of aerospace technology with the
>flight of the "scramjet"-powered X-43A.

Unfortunately there are no dates for the launch to be found anywhere, but
this seems to be pretty exciting news. At least Dubya didn't get his mits
on this one.


"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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