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Old 05-15-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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Lunch in Hong Kong and back at the desk in Houston by 1:30, oh yeah.....

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NASA and the US Air Force Research Lab pulled off a significant hypersonic jet launch from the Hawaii-based missile range on Friday. The HIFiRE 2 jet accelerated from Mach 6 to Mach 8 (4,567 to 6,090 miles per hour; 7,350 to 9,800 km per hour) and flew for 12 seconds at the top speed.
Fastest-ever hydrocarb scramjet hits Mach 8, doesn't explode ? The Register
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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My favorite bit (outside of the really great news!): flaming obliteration. What a wonderfully descriptive term.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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My favorite bit (outside of the really great news!): flaming obliteration. What a wonderfully descriptive term.
LMAO, remember, one needs a degree to come up with descriptive terms like that....
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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"Howdy folks! Who ordered the Flaming Obliteration Cajun Hell hamburger?"
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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On a serious note; It's pretty cool that they are figuring this out. The next generation is going to travel around the world one heck of a lot faster than we can!
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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Now that is fast!!! Fix me a burger and make it snappy? No problem...
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