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Hypersonic test flight flames out

gigaom.com
That 46-minute cross country-flight so many people would love to see, may take a little bit longer than hoped. A key test to prove the viability of sustained hypersonic flight flamed out Thursday when an experimental X-51A WaveRider aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean less than 15 seconds into what was supposed...
Hypersonic test flight flames out
Skydiver breaks speed of sound after jumping from edge of space

MIT Develops a Magnetic Hypospray for Needleless Shots

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MIT develops a magnetically driven needless drug delivery system that fires nearly as fast as the speed of sound....
MIT Develops a Magnetic Hypospray for Needleless Shots

Head Cam Footage From Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Skydive

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Here’s some amazing footage first-person footage of Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking skydive from the stratosphere. Yesterday, the daredevil successfully broke the speed of sound (at around 833 MPH) after jumping from 24 miles above the earth. Redbull has yet to release their own official footage, which is likely to be...
Head Cam Footage From Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Skydive

Private Spacecraft Lifts Off Toward Space Station

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The first private spacecraft aiming to dock with the international space station blasted off from Florida early Tuesday with split-second precision, but the biggest tests for the mission are still days ahead. The predawn skies around Cape Canaveral filled with the bright glow and deep rumble of Space Exploration Technologies...
Private Spacecraft Lifts Off Toward Space Station
Supersonic biplanes: More fuel efficient, quieter sonic booms
Felix Baumgartner to attempt world's first supersonic free fall tomorrow

Watch Live: Man free falls from space to Earth

venturebeat.com
A man is going to fall from space to Earth today, breaking the speed of sound, and a world record. His name is Felix Baumgartner and he, supported financially by sponsor Redbull, is currently sitting in a climate-controlled capsule attached to a balloon nearly in space. Baumgartner hopes to...
Watch Live: Man free falls from space to Earth

Rail gun: US Navy takes step towards hi-tech electromagnetic weapon

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The U.S. navy has awarded a $10 million contract to research a power supply for its hi-tech 'rail gun' - an electromagnetic weapon that can hurl projectiles at seven times the speed of sound....
Rail gun: US Navy takes step towards hi-tech electromagnetic weapon
Reusable jet-cum-rocket spaceplane could fly you anywhere on Earth in four hours

The Speed of Sound Is Too Slow for Olympic Athletes

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Sprinters in the position farthest from the pistols were getting slower start times, so organizers switched to an electronic tone....
The Speed of Sound Is Too Slow for Olympic Athletes

Hypersonic jet: just one project to get you there faster

www.washingtonpost.com
The world is getting smaller and moving faster, leaving many unsatisfied with the time it still takes to get anywhere these days. That's why there's been so much buzz around the X-51A Waverider -- a hypersonic jet being tested Tuesday that is theoretically capable of going six times the speed...
Hypersonic jet: just one project to get you there faster

Felix Baumgartner Discusses His Supersonic Freefall From Space

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Remember Felix Baumgartner – that chap who jumped from space and broke the speed of sound with nothing but gravity at his disposal? Just in case you were asleep at the time, here’s another quick peek at what he did: Indeed, on October 14, 2012, Baumgartner flew 39km into the...
Felix Baumgartner Discusses His Supersonic Freefall From Space
Watch this: First head-cam video from Felix Baumgartner's supersonic free fall
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo breaks speed of sound in first rocket-powered test flight

DailyDirt: More Olympic Trivia

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The technology used behind the scenes at the Olympics is getting better all the time. It's not an easy task to measure people moving with extreme accuracy, but it can be done. There are some other tasks that aren't so easy to do as well, and the judges are relying...
DailyDirt: More Olympic Trivia
MIT researchers develop a way to inject drugs at near speed of sound without needles

The best photos and videos of Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking skydive

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Yesterday, Felix Baumgartner successfully skydived from 128,100 feet (24.2 miles, 39 kilometers) above Roswell, New Mexico. In doing so, he now holds three world records: The highest manned balloon flight, the highest skydive free fall, and — as confirmed by a Red Bull spokesperson earlier — the first person to...
The best photos and videos of Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking skydive
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