Thursday, November 18, 2004


Speed record smashed

`A US hypersonic experimental scramjet, the X-43A, has clocked up a test flight at a world record speed 10 times faster than sound, NASA said today. [..]

“Once again we have made aviation history,” said X-43A program manager Vincent Rausch, who spoke after it was announced that scramjet reached Mach 10, or almost 3.2km per second.’

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