Houston Museum to Top Historic NASA Jet with Mock Space Shuttle
Space Center Houston, which serves as the official visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, revealed plans on Thursday (May 2) to display its full-size space shuttle mockup atop the historic jumbo jetliner that ferried the real orbiters after their return from space and delivered them to their museum homes. [Full Story]
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Air Force's X-51A Hypersonic Scramjet Makes Record-Breaking Final Flight
The U.S. military launched an experimental hypersonic aircraft on its swan song test flight Wednesday (May 1), accelerating the craft to more than five times the speed of sound in the longest-ever mission for a vehicle of its kind. [Full Story]
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