Image: X43a2 nasa scramjet

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Description: An artist's conception of the X-43A Hypersonic Experimental Vehicle, or "Hyper-X" in flight. The X-43A was developed to flight test a dual-mode ramjet/scramjet propulsion system at speeds from Mach 7 up to Mach 10 (7 to 10 times the speed of sound, which varies with temperature and altitude).
Title: X43a2 nasa scramjet
Credit: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040329.html [1] Catalogue: http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo/X-43A/HTML/ED99-45243-01.html Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by TheDJ using CommonsHelper.
Author: NASA
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