ROBOT: Global Hawk Outperforms Charles Lindbergh (by orders of magnitude)

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 22:06:39 MDT

Robotic spy plane makes the Lindbergh stunt look human... merely human. --J.

About Global Hawk
Global Hawk is the world's most advanced high-altitude, long-endurance,
unmanned aerial vehicle.
Global Hawk is jet-powered and equivalent in wing size to a Boeing 737
commercial airliner. It has a range of 14,000 nautical miles and can fly at
altitudes of up to 65,000 feet (19,812 metres) for more than 30 hours.
Australia and the US are collaborating to evaluate and further develop Global
Hawk as an airborne surveillance system.
On 23 April 2001, Global Hawk flew non-stop from Edwards Air Force Base,
California to Edinburgh Air Force Base, South Australia, where it will be
based for nearly two months undergoing a series of demonstration flights.


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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