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July 18, 2014

For sale: the fastest machine ever flown within the Earth’s atmosphere


The rocket on sale is one of eight that were built as part of a US$95 million partnership between NASA and the Russian Institute for New Propellants (CIAM). The program sought to develop a hypersonic machine using pioneering propulsion technology. The resulting Kholod rockets, or "scramjets," were fueled by cryogenically cooled liquid hydrogen and were capable of traveling at Mach 6.47 (4,310 mph / 6,936 km/h). - - Gizmag

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