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Air Force's hypersonic X-51 scramjet test fails

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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. (security.blogs.cnn.com) More...

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WALLACE24
WALLACE24 2
Something tells me this is for the grand kids. Besides the carbon credits it will require will make a ticket a mil$.
akayemm
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'.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 2
Thanks for pulling me out of the depts of despair. I was near suicidal! LOL
aeroplanepics0112
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."

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/15/usa-hypersonic-flight-idINL2E8JFBYF20120815
Flyintravel
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

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=%2Farticle-xml%2Fawx_08_15_2012_p0-486354.xml
YVESQUEIGNEC
YVES QUEIGNEC -1
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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

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/aug/15/us-hypersonic-aircraft-test-video
westfly
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.

http://news.yahoo.com/unmanned-us-military-hypersonic-craft-failed-182018735.html
lorenzm
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Hypersonic Aircraft is Lost During Test Flight

Boeing Scramjet goes out of control over the pacific

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/15/13299701-hypersonic-craft-lost-during-test?lite
rocketmanusa
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.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/wired-the-air-forces-x-51a-waverider-test-was-a-total-failure-2012-8#ixzz23dvLIfA5


http://www.businessinsider.com/wired-the-air-forces-x-51a-waverider-test-was-a-total-failure-2012-8

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