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Aviation's Hypersonic Challenge

Posted on October 11, 2022 by Peter Rogers
Almost 60 years ago, the sound barrier was thought impossible to pass.Yet soon after the X-1's victory, programs were already in the works to take us beyond Mach 1 and to supersonic flight (Mach 1- Mach 5).But to cross another barrier of hypersonic flight (any speed greater than Mach 5), drastic problems would have to be over come in design, propulsion, and building materials that were presently unavailable...