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US space bomber gets hypersonic boost

US space bomber gets hypersonic boost

作者:咸鸦  时间:2019-03-03 02:02:08  人气:

By Jeff Hecht WHEN NASA’s record-breaking hypersonic X-43A aircraft dived into the ocean last week, the space agency’s budget for hypersonic civil aviation research sank with it. The technology will instead wind up at the Pentagon, where it will be used to build a bomber that can attack targets anywhere in the world within 2 hours. Last week’s Mach 9.8 flight capped a 40-year quest to demonstrate hypersonic flight. “We showed that it’s real,” says Chuck McClinton,