Friday, August 17, 2012

OK, not hypersonic...

This really stinks. We had the Air Force all ready to test their hypersonic scramjet X-51 WaveRider, and they drop it from the B-52, and a tail fin fails before they can even ignite the motor.  I hope Boeing puts more care into their airliners than they did into building four of these things. I mean, seriously, you have a multimillion-dollar breakthrough X-vehicle, and you can't put a decent tailfin on it? (Or someone dropped or bumbed it hard and somehow no one noticed, which isn't very flattering either.) I hope we got a warranty. 

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