HYPER ACTIVE: A slew of advanced vehicle test flights are lining up. The first attempt to fly the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory/Defense Advanced Projects Agency (Darpa) Boeing X-51A Waverider scramjet demonstrator is imminent, with the vehicle expected to reach Mach 6 after release from its B-52 mothership over the Pacific. The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office has scheduled launch of the Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle unmanned reusable spaceplane demonstrator for April 19, by an ...

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