January 25, 2008
Posted by scott at January 25, 2008 10:24 AM
It looks like funding for more hypersonic research will be included in the FY2009 budget. Will it actually allow hypersonics to stop being, "the future of aviation, now and forever"? Well, we can always hope.
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The Air Force has never quite gotten over the crash of the XB-70. Dammit, they WANT their Mach 3 plane!
The SR-71 was cancelled because the Air Force didn't like the idea that the world's only operational Mach 3 aircraft was designed for, built for, and flown by a civilian agency that didn't have anything at all to do with dropping bombs on people.