TITLE

After Breathless Promises, a Breather May Be in Order

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/22/2004, Vol. 161 Issue 20, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on Mach 10 scramjet flight conducted by U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). According to the author, any near-term applications of scramjets will be military and that is where the funded effort is continuing into several flight tests that bear similarities to NASA's Hyper-X. The author further says that the NASA team and Defense Department are to be lauded for attacking the scramjet problem in workable pieces and finding a good balance of caution and risk-taking that resulted in two successes and one failure in the X-43A flights.
ACCESSION #
15209051

 

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