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X-51 hypersonic aircraft ready for third test

Washington, USA - "A flight from New York to Los Angeles could take less than 39 minutes at Mach 5"

Boeing reported that a third X-51 hypersonic vehicle will fly soon. "We are planning to fly another vehicle shortly. It will be this year" said Joe Vogel, director of the programme. Two earlier tests successfully demonstrated hypersonic flight, but it should be said that the aircraft did not fly for as long as expected. Boeing said it consider these tests a success. According to declarations,...

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