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X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:21 am

FYI: X-43 is flying for the last time this afternoon. If all goes well this will be a record speed flight for a non-rocket powered aircraft.

Coverage on NASA TV
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:32 am

Flight is somewhat delayed for an avionics problem. Target speed is mach 10!
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:11 am

Scrubbed for today. Try again tommorow
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:26 am

Todays launch window is from 5 to 7 pm EST
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:21 am

B-52 is airborne. 9 minutes to launch.
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:44 am

OK gang we just had an aircraft do mach 10 on jet propulsion!! A record!
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:28 pm

It was also the last flight of the B-52 (008), the oldest flying B-52. Sad thing is that is has no home other than the bone yard. No museum wants it. A huge part of history like the X series flights and many others will be lost. Sad....
 
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:12 pm

It has been done!! MACH 10 baby!
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:39 pm

I'd think the museum at Edwards would take the B-52B in a heartbeat. Where have you heard otherwise?
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:05 am


Give it a bit of time.....remember the prototype 707 spent a few years in the desert before it found a home.

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http://www.nasa.gov/mov/84873main_X-43A_Flight_3_Launch_640.mov
http://www.nasa.gov/mov/84873main_X-43A_Flight_3_Launch_640.mov
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:54 am

Well the dash 80 was the property of NASM while it was sitting in storage. They just didn't have a spot for it.....
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RE: X-43 Flies For Last Time Today

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:19 pm

Edwards AFB Museum already has a B-52 on display. I heard it from one the guys who was working on the program from NASA. To bad the museum is closed to the public, it is an awsome place to learn and see flight history.

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