NASA's X-43A is a bit good... no really! Ok, so it's pretty much an unmanned black ironing board with wings but its got a hidden secret. Hidden in its belly is an extremely cool experimental scramjet. Compressing the atmosphere and igniting it with a small amount of hydrogen the X-43A managed a 10 second flight where it reached Mach 7 (That's around 5000 miles an hour). Imagine going from Sydney to London in just over 2.5 hours... thats as long as it currently takes Voodoo to get into work.
So, anyway get yourself over to NASA's mission page here
By Spooky |