A recent US Air Force scramjet test has hinted at a future where Hypersonic weapons and Spaceships streak through the sky at many times the speed of sound around the world.
On Wednesday morning, a US Air Force X-51A Waverider missile sustained speeds of Mach 5 for more than 200 seconds, the US Air Force has announced. The X-51A Waverider, which was launched over the southern California coast, is powered by next-gen scramjet technology.
After flying at five times the speed of sound for more than three minutes Wednesday, the US Air Force's experimental X-51A Waverider scramjet has set a new record for the longest hypersonic combustion ramjet-powered flight.
The X-37B, A U.S. Air Force space raises concerns about weapons in space. While its exact purpose remains unclear, it joins a host of new space technology that could usher in a new era of space warfare.
Air Force spokesman says X37-B space plane is not a "weaponization of space."
The secretive X-37B robot space plane was launched late Thursday. Destination unknown.
The X-37, an unmanned miniature space shuttle, is set to launch Thursday night. Slowly, some details have begun to emerge about the mysterious Pentagon space plane.
The US Dept of Defense has budgeted $54 million so far to develop the flying car and believes it will take four years to develop a prototype.
Shrouded in secrecy, the Air Force mystery spaceship X-37B will launch tonight in Florida.
The Department of Energy's ARPA-E is funding projects it hopes will revolutionize the way Americans produce and use energy.