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X-51A Waverider hits Mach 5.1 in final flight

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.

By May 3, 2013

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Unlocked fin likely brought down X-51A in August crash

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.

By October 24, 2012

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Futuristic X-51A fails in hypersonic bid

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.

By August 15, 2012

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The fastest rocket ever built is up for auction

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.

By July 21, 2014

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Dell updates PC line for Intel Haswell: XPS 12, XPS One 27, Alienware X51, plus a new touch-screen monitor

A variety of mainstream and business PCs -- and even a few printers -- round out Dell's PC announcements at Computex.

By June 3, 2013

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Lockheed envisions Mach 6 successor to SR-71 Blackbird

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.

By November 1, 2013

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DARPA fires up XS-1 space plane quest

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.

By September 18, 2013

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Alienware X51 vs Xbox 360: Which should I buy?

The Alienware X51 is a monstrously powerful gaming machine, but does its steep asking price mean the Xbox 360 is a better bet?

By April 16, 2012

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X-51A races to hypersonic record

The Air Force's experimental, scramjet-powered Waverider makes a short but historic flight in a test range over the Pacific Ocean.

By May 26, 2010

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Going hypersonic with the X-51A Waverider (images)

On Tuesday the Air Force plans to launch a scramjet-powered test vehicle that could hit Mach 6 en route to a new generation of spacecraft and missiles.

10 Images By May 24, 2010