posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 04:43 PM
reply to post by MainLineThis
Again, I apologize, I realize you have no experience dealing with the government or military at this level, and can easily see how this ignorance can
lead someone to think that there is a natural, linear progression of such technology as if it were something being developed privately and for
I try to keep things civil. Spare me the insults.
It's no secret I worked for EG&G, so trust me, I've dealt with the government and other military contractors. Enough with the garbage that I don't
know how the government works. Rather than insult me, deal with the facts and try to make a logical argument.
Aurora rumors had it as a manned project. While Aurora didn't exist, ISINGLASS, the most aggressive high speed project of the era, was manned. So
now you claim there is was an unmanned hypersonic program.
You simply have not investigated the NASA hypesonic program. It is obvious from your remarks you haven't talked to anyone in the project. Let's
pretend the engine technology is not an issue. There are thermal issues that NASA is still working on. The current hypersonic aircraft is basically a
chunk of tungsten and an engine. Tungsten is for the heat dissipation. Yet we had the thermal issues solved in the 80s according to your statements.
Too bad that great 80's thermal technology never made it to the shuttle. Now granted the shuttle is at mach 25, but when it has enough atmosphere to
make it toasty, the mach is in single digits.