Tense Moments In X-51A Hypersonic Test Vehicle Abort

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Air Force hypersonic test team members say the recent aborted attempt to launch the second X-51A WaveRider had to be scrubbed because the vehicle did not release from the B-52H mothership. The hang-up of the 25-ft.-long stack on March 24, comprising the X-51A and its rocket...

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