Researchers at Australia's University of Queensland flew a second hypersonic scramjet from a rocket last week, and they are studying telemetry to determine if the shot was successful. The first flight attempt in the ``HyShot'' program failed on Oct. 30 when the upper stage rocket started corkscrewing before the scramjet could be activated (AW&ST Nov. 5, 2001, p. 22). But the July 30 shot at the Woomera Prohibited Area in south central Australia was stable and the initial data ...

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