Reverse-engineered alien technology or human ingenuity? Probably the latter. It seems the US Military is testing a new aircraft that can reach up to Mach 6. It’s first test flight will be tomorrow. From the DailyMail:
It may look like a vehicle the Thunderbirds would travel in, but in fact this experimental aircraft could be the future of long haul flights.
It uses a revolutionary ‘scramjet’ engine that allows it to travel at hypersonic speeds.
Tomorrow, it will be dropped from a B52 bomber in its latest test.
The craft, called the X-51A Waverider, is currently being prepared at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert.
Tomorrow, it will take part in a key test.
Attached to a B-52 bomber’s wing, it will be taken from Edwards to about 50,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean near Point Mugu.
there’ it will be dropped and the engines fired.