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Guinness Recognizes NASA's X-43A Scramjet Speed Record

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posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 08:34 AM
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if this was posted somewhere before go ahead and delete it mods


well there u have it Guinness is saying this bad boy has the new speed record for jet powered aircraft

my question is this::: if they are saying the x43a won the speed record...why wont they declassify the SR71's top speed????
*i think it was originally the RS71 but LBJ got it backwards *

honestly the thing is twice as old as I am ; they might as well tell us how fast it can go ***im 24***

its great news tho! go scramjets


heres a link to where i got this information
www.dfrc.nasa.gov...



what a fire trail eh?
go hyperX!


heres a pic of a mockup of the hyperX


and heres a pic of the same place from a different angle



that x34 on the right is really awesome tho; the future of spaceflight sure looks sweet with stuff like this ! its purty


edit :: one Q :: why does the mock up of the hyperX look different than the full sized version?? the pic on top looks alot different *maybe its just the perspective?? anyone know why? did i mix up my pics or something? lol

[edit on 12-7-2005 by muzzleflash]




posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 08:52 AM
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I’m still trying to get Guinness to recognize my wife as the fastest living organism on the planet. I swear she breaks the sound barrier each time Coach has a sale. I suspect she may be a contender for fastest expenditure of money as well…



posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash


edit :: one Q :: why does the mock up of the hyperX look different than the full sized version?? the pic on top looks alot different *maybe its just the perspective?? anyone know why? did i mix up my pics or something? lol

[edit on 12-7-2005 by muzzleflash]


Sorry to bring this up again, just browsing and thought I may as well clear it up. The picture shown includes the rocket booster. The engine design of the Hyper-X required a high speed for it to start and work. In order to get it to these speeds and to the optimal altitude the Hyper-X was attached to a rocket booster which in turn was attached to NASA's B-52. The rocket was dropped, ignited and took the Hyper-X up to speed and altitude when the Hper-X (the black bit you had a pic of) detached and accelerated using its Hydrogen powered engine. When finished both pieces fell into the ocean and was never recovered.



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