Bad Astronomy

Followup: Scramjet test a success

airforce_scramjetABC news is reporting that the Air Force tested the X-51A scramjet yesterday, and that it successfully fired for 200 seconds, blowing away – literally – the previous record of 12 seconds.

Very cool. So screw getting your own jet pack. When do we get our own Mach 6 personal scrampacks*?

Tip o’ the windscreen to Slashdot.

*Scrampack™ is a trademark of Phil Plait and Bad Astronomy, LLC. Any use except by the military, which could bomb my neighborhood at 7000 kph, is prohibited.