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So yesterday it was the scary car pictures, so today it'll be the cool car picture: Here is a link to a beautiful rendering of the #63 Blue's News Monte Carlo being run by Rigs of Rigs-Perkins Motorsports in his rookie season in the BGN of the MNRL (NASCAR Racing 2003). In his rookie season Rigs' team is currently 11th of 25 in the points race after five races with 11 races remaining on their schedule, so here's wishing them the best of luck with the remainder of the season. Vroom!

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NASA successfully tests hypersonic jet.

Thanks Mike Martinez.

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30. Re: NASA scramjet Mar 30, 2004, 08:28 Jim
 
This page may not be authoritative, but if true it gives a pretty good idea of what it takes to keep one flying.

http://www.blackbirds.net/u2/c_bennett/bbird-03.html


Thanks for the lynk- I'll check that out later.

It's possible. I don't really see the overwhelming commercial application for hypersonic flight, myself... Especially when we have enough problems with plain supersonic flight.

Not an overwhelming demand for commercial application just yet- but at the very least more research into making it a viable technology for the near future. The Wrights ran into the same problem in the early 1900s. It really took the adventurers and air racers (followed by a world war) to get the whole industry kick-started. That's what's so exciting about the X-prize, it's driven by the same adventurous spirit of many of the early aviators. The $10 million prize is not likely to cover the costs of development for most of the teams competing- but the history of air racing has had the same principles.

 
Jim
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  1. Mar 28, 12:06 This is so cool! Rigs
  2. Mar 28, 12:13  Re: This is so cool!  Blue 
  3. Mar 28, 12:15   Re: This is so cool! Dr.Del
  6. Mar 28, 12:49   Re: This is so cool! Rigs
  22. Mar 28, 23:22   Re: This is so cool! John
  9. Mar 28, 13:18  Re: This is so cool! Trymeyes
  10. Mar 28, 13:37  Re: This is so cool! Ant
  4. Mar 28, 12:34 NASA scramjet Jim
  5. Mar 28, 12:48  Re: NASA scramjet Tango
  7. Mar 28, 12:50  *** SPOILER *** Dr.Del
  8. Mar 28, 13:01   Re: *** SPOILER *** Ihya
  12. Mar 28, 13:47   Re: *** SPOILER *** nin
  11. Mar 28, 13:44  Re: NASA scramjet Hump
  13. Mar 28, 14:29   Re: NASA scramjet Jim
  19. Mar 28, 19:44    Re: NASA scramjet ShockwaveRider
  20. Mar 28, 20:50     Re: NASA scramjet sauron
  21. Mar 28, 23:04     Re: NASA scramjet Jim
  24. Mar 29, 08:47      Re: NASA scramjet Zathrus
  25. Mar 29, 09:13       Re: NASA scramjet WarPig
  27. Mar 29, 18:35       Re: NASA scramjet Jim
  26. Mar 29, 09:53      Re: NASA scramjet ShockwaveRider
  28. Mar 29, 18:46       Re: NASA scramjet Jim
  29. Mar 30, 01:18        Re: NASA scramjet ShockwaveRider
>> 30. Mar 30, 08:28         Re: NASA scramjet Jim
  14. Mar 28, 15:16 No subject Nonicknameforme
  15. Mar 28, 15:32 far cry ad J/K
  16. Mar 28, 15:57  Re: far cry ad Tango
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