NASA’s new X-43A scramjet set a new world’s record. From the website:
It’s Official. X-43A Raises the Bar to Mach 9.6
Guinness World Records recognized NASA’s X-43A scramjet with a new world speed record for a jet-powered aircraft – Mach 9.6, or nearly 7,000 mph. The X-43A set the new mark and broke its own world record on its third and final flight on Nov. 16, 2004.
Seven Thousand miles per hour. That’s 9.6 TIMES the speed of sound, or 116.67 miles per second, which means I could get to work in about 0.068 seconds!
Unfortunately, the stereo speakers would have to be in front of the drivers seat, or you couldn’t hear the radio. Not that I’d be in it long enough to listen to anything. I mean, 0.068 seconds doesn’t give you much time to get into a song.
I was looking for a used one. Maybe a lease/return with low miles (black, of course) but no luck. Do you suppose NASA has an outlet store?