Monday, May 24, 2010

X-51 WaveRider test tomorrow

The Air Force is giving the X-51 WaveRider a 5-minute test flight tomorrow, during which the craft is expected to reach Mach 6 (or a little over 4,600 miles per hour).

The WaveRider is a wingless scramjet. So how does it stay aloft, you say? It rides its own shockwave.

1 comment:

  1. ..beautiful photo.
    I always loved powerful machines!