Topic: X-51 Waverider

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  • In Pictures Supersonic planes

    This undated artist's rendition shows the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2), an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at Mach 20 (approximately 13,000 miles per hour), designed by the military research group DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

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  • In Pictures Supersonic planes

    This undated artist's rendition shows the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2), an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at Mach 20 (approximately 13,000 miles per hour), designed by the military research group DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

  • New supersonic plane could hush sonic booms

    New supersonic plane could hush sonic booms

    New supersonic plane concept envisioned by aerospace company Lockheed Martin could dampen sonic booms, allowing faster-than-sound travel over land.

  • Air Force X-51A Waverider: faster than Superman

    Air Force X-51A Waverider: faster than Superman

    The US Air Force just flew its new X-51A Waverider at five times the speed of sound. It could be used as a hypersonic cruise missile, delivering a warhead to anywhere on earth in an hour.

  • Test of scramjet-powered X-51A engine [VIDEO]

    Cool Astronomy Test of scramjet-powered X-51A engine [VIDEO]

    The US Air Force's experimental X-51A Waverider scramjet has set a new record for hypersonic travel.