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Mach 10 ! (7,000 mph or 11,270 km/h)

Postby Spazmogen on Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:04 pm

Unmanned NASA research plane hit Mach 10 yesterday over the Pacific.

Thankfully, it was at 110,000 feet!

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I like the one part about one day being able to cross the ocean in about 1 hour.

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The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in aviation are: "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Shit!"
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Postby LoneWolf on Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:17 pm

The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in aviation are: "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Shit!"


And those are the CLEANED UP versions of those expressions. ;)
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Postby Spazmogen on Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:23 pm

I can just imagine in 25 years time...

"Honey, I'm just going out for a pint and play some darts in London! I'll be back in 4 or 5 hours."

You'd spend more time in Customs, being finger printed & photographed, belts & shoes removed & body cavity searched etc, than you would on the flight.
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Postby JamieW on Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:32 pm

Mach 10? That's almost as fast as Ian runs to the store when he hears there's a new Boy George album.
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Postby Alejandra on Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:42 pm

JamieW, you really need to renew your jokes...

BTW: in that photo the plane seems quite digital.
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Postby JamieW on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:30 pm

I never tire of it nor have I ever liked you. Amazing how some things never change.
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Postby Ian on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:33 pm

Alright.. break it up. To set it straight.. I go at Mach 10 when there's a new Transformer toy at the store.. not a Boy George CD.
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Postby Ian on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:34 pm

Totally off topic, but did anyone else hear that the Russians are developing a "new" nuclear missle? wtf.. they can't even feed their country and they're designing new weapons.

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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:06 pm

as a kid, the X15 was one of my favorite airplanes (if it can be called an airplane). what a cool thing!
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Postby pranav81 on Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:22 am

The craft looks beautiful in that pic.We had some photos of the same with news in some newspapers here.



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