Hypersonic Waverider Aircraft Tested Off California Coast (Video)
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The U.S. Air Force will release the results today of its hypersonic Waverider aircraft test flight, conducted Tuesday, according to Reuters. Officials say the Waverider is a hybrid of an airplane and a rocket.
The Waverider, officially called the X-51A, is designed to fly at Mach 6, which is six times the speed of sound.
NBCLA produced a feature about the Waverider ahead of the test flight. It's posted up top.
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