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X-51A Waverider crashed:(

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by Rick, August 15, 2012.

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  1. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/15/air-force-hypersonic-test-fails/?hpt=hp_t1

    Dang, I was hoping for the best on this one. Haven't seen any really cool aerospace advancements in quite awhile.

     
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  3. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Strike that... What Burt Rutan has been doing with Scaled Composites is REALLY cool...
     
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    I wonder what the cost of each of the 4 proto types cost for research and build.
     
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    Can't even imagine $$$$$$$$$$
     
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    I probably could not come close to a number. But the damn of it all is if they scrap the testing and research and never fire that 4th proto-type, then all the money is a waste. Public can not be told that a lesson was learned from the failure if they do not know the cause for failure was with the prior 3. If money in this magnitude is spent to do R & D, then see it thru till an absolute is determined.
     

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