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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

[UPDATE] X-43A Scramjet Reaches Mach 10

NASA's unmanned, experimental X-43A scramjet reached a speed of about 6,660 MPH -- ten times the speed of sound -- in its third and final test Tuesday. The X-43A program will now be cancelled to make way for other NASA priorities; however, the tests show the promise scramjet technology holds.