NASA X43-A blasts into record books

Sell, Christopher; Fisher, Richard
April 2004
Engineer (00137758);4/2/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7648, p6
Reports that an X-43A jet of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) broke the world speed record using an air-breathing engine called a scramjet. Features of the NASA aircraft co-developed with Qinetiq; Military and commercial applications of the aircraft technology.


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