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Air Force's hypersonic X-51 scramjet test fails

A hypersonic aircraft launched by the Air Force Tuesday spiraled out of control and was destroyed before it could reach its goal of speeding to 4,600 mph, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. ( More...

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Something tells me this is for the grand kids. Besides the carbon credits it will require will make a ticket a mil$.
Do not despair Buddies . It's all a part of R n D . Remember Flying Machines didn't come about in a jiffy ! It took hundreds of years of imagination followed by hard work and plenty of 'failures'.
Thanks for pulling me out of the depts of despair. I was near suicidal! LOL
Cole Goldberg 0
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US hypersonic aircraft crashes seconds into test flight

"An unmanned experimental aircraft designed to fly six times the speed of sound broke apart over the Pacific Ocean seconds into a military test flight due to a faulty control fin, the U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday."
Asborn Webb -1
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Fin Failure Dooms Third X-51A Flight

A control fin that had functioned correctly on two previous flights malfunctioned on the Aug. 14 third flight of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Boeing X-51A Waverider, causing the hypersonic demonstrator to lose control before its scramjet engine could be ignited
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US to test hypersonic aircraft that could cross Atlantic in an hour – video

The X-51A Waverider is being developed by the US airforce to fly at 4,600mph - six times the speed of sound. For its test flight, it will be dropped from a B52 bomber 50,000ft above the Pacific Ocean and should reach speeds that would see it fly from London to New York in an hour
kyle estep -1
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X-51, fails to fire scramjet.

The test of the newest hope for hypersonic flight fails, Amazing how the X-15 routinely flew in the 60's yet today we make little to no progress.
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Hypersonic Aircraft is Lost During Test Flight

Boeing Scramjet goes out of control over the pacific
Tom Radek -1
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X-51 test goes awry

Without a clue as to where they got the information, and going on their reputation alone, this morning we posted that Wired tweeted the closely-watched X-51A test yesterday was a failure.

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