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An historic HFL Kholod Mach 6.47 scramjet jointly developed by NASA and CIAM -- the fastest rocket ever built -- is going under the hammer in September.
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Over at the Skunk Works, aircraft designers are hard at work cooking up a hypersonic scion to the legendary SR-71, the superspeedy recon jet of the Cold War.
The new XS-1 program wants designs for satellite-toting flying machines that are fast (hypersonic, even), cheap, and reusable -- on a one-day turnaround, no less.
The accomplishment marks the longest flight for the $300 million X-51A technology demonstration program and, according to the Air Force and Boeing, the longest scramjet-powered hypersonic flight ever.
The flight failed due to aerodynamic problems caused when a fin became unlocked, sending the experimental aircraft into a corkscrew. A fourth X-51A flight will likely take place next year.
Trouble with a control fin on the sleek, scramjet-powered aircraft puts an abrupt and early end to the Air Force's attempt at a Mach 6 flight.
The Falcon HTV-2 was expected to glide through the upper atmosphere at speeds up to Mach 20, but the flight ended prematurely in the Pacific.