Tuesday, January 18, 2011

[Resources] Scramjet X-51 WaveRider!

Boeing tested the unmanned X-51 WaveRider on May 26th, 2010, reaching Mach 5 in over 200 seconds of flight with the longest scramjet burn of 140 seconds. While the proposed speed was Mach 6 for 300 seconds, this is just another step to potentially replace bulky oxidizers needed to boost rockets into space and achieve real space travel.

You can use this fine bit of technology in a modern espionage game or alien invasion setting or even in a future explore-past-the-solar-system campaign.

2 comments:

  1. I was lured here by "wave wider".
    ;)

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  2. Boeing has posted a "no surfing allowed" sign at the lab.

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