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The Early Age of Hypersonic Weapons

The continuing successful tests of Hypersonic missiles and anti-missiles by Russia, China and the United States will see a few dozen mostly short range hypersonic missiles and anti-missiles deployed by 2020. These will mainly be mach 5 to mach 10 …

Boeing will build DARPA’s XS-1 Spaceplane

Boeing Company has been chosen by DARPA to build the XS-1 Spaceplane. DARPAh aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost access to space. …

Russia and China progress to hypersonic weapon deployments

The Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Siberian Branch Vasily Fomin sayd Russian scientists have surpassed their colleagues from the United States on hypersonic speed advances. The Russian Defense Ministry said Russia is targeting initial hypersonic missile and other …

Video of Jeff Bezos describing his space plans

Blue Origin’s New Shepard Team is the winner of Aviation Week’s 60th Annual Space Laureate. New Shepard is only the first step in fulfilling Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos’ vision of using ever larger reusable rockets to send an entire …

Carnival of nuclear energy 339

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 339 is up at Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary Neutron Bytes – Toshiba’s Financial Meltdown Puts Its Nuclear Projects at Risk Worldwide Toshiba overpaid for its acquisition of Westinghouse in 2007, then wrote down half of …