Pushing the Mach 10 Envelope

That is extraordinary.

Posted by Scott R at November 10, 2004 8:39 AM

From what I have heard, that is nothing.

Posted by FH at November 10, 2004 8:59 AM

Actually, I really can't say much, because much isn't known. All that I know is this: its called Aurora, and its supposed to be fast. And weird jet trails have been seen over Nevada Air Space for a few years now.

Posted by FH at November 10, 2004 11:17 AM

I've heard about hyper-sonic planes using some kind of "deflection" technology to get around the heat buildup associated with high-speed travel.

Posted by Mumblix Grumph at November 10, 2004 10:27 PM

PS...the "deflection" technology is the reason for the weird jet trails that have been reported.

I'd say more, but "they" are listening.

Posted by Mumblix Grumph at November 10, 2004 10:30 PM

Ramjets leave a trace much like a smoke ring...
twixt a short stream. PUFF BAM PUFF BAM. I've
seen them for some time in NV. Scrams are
all BAM. No contrail at all. Too efficient.
And the tests have been too high for such to
be manifest. BAM and gone. Delete my saying

Posted by Steel Turman at November 10, 2004 11:40 PM

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Posted by Mrs. VdL at November 11, 2004 10:45 AM