Hyper Drive

Norris, Guy
May 2013
Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/20/2013, Vol. 175 Issue 16, p24
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The article focuses on the testing of the X-51A Waverider hypersonic plane by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The May 1, 2013 flight of the plane, in which it broke all time and distance records for air-breathing hypersonic flight, is examined as an example of the program's succession. The Air Force's plan to develop guided missiles capable of functioning from hypersonic planes is examined.


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