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Old 08-14-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The US military has conducted a test flight of its hypersonic jet Waverider, aiming to reach Mach 6 (4,300mph; 6,900km/h) above the Pacific Ocean.



At that speed it could travel from London to New York in about an hour. Results from the test flight have not yet been released.


Pentagon and Nasa hope to use the project to develop faster missiles.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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With another test rocket fired off in 2004 it reached mach 9.6...
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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This one didn't even get the main engines lit...
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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This one didn't even get the main engines lit...


yep took a swim in the ocean scam jet bites the dust
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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When breaking new ground there are bound to be failures, and????

Has mankind really turned into a bunch of wimpy losers that after a couple of tries they just give up?
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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I like those aluminum missiles powered by electromagnetism, probably from those big ships.
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