9:32 pm - Sunday April 20, 2014

Boeing’s X51A Waverider Looks At Breaking Record Of Hypersonic Flight

An experimental aircraft built by famous aircraft giant Boeing – which is called the X51A Waverider – is all set to break the record of air flight history, by flying at hypersonic speed.

X-51A-WaveRider

A hypersonic flight is believed to be something that moves at six times the speed of sound or Mach 6. The flight test was conducted off the coast of Southern California.

Reports say that the aircraft was released from a B-52 ‘Stratofortress’. It was also stated that the flight initially took the speed of sound and then slowly accelerated to its proposed Mach 6, where it remained in hypersonic flight for 200 seconds, after achieving hypersonic speed it gradually decreased its acceleration.

Charlie Brink, program manager for the X51A project, said they were satisfied and happy as they covered many points during the test of the first hypersonic flight.

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