Re: NEWS: NASAs' Scramjet to be tested soon

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 15:21:13 MDT

>From the site I quoted this morning, the first launch is mid-May.

J Corbally wrote:
> >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.
> James...
> "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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