From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 02:01:11 +0100 Archived: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 07:32:56 -0400 Subject: Re: Hypersonic Hmmmmm >From: Robert Hastings <ufohastings.nul> >To: ufohastings.nul >Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:47:56 -0400 (EDT) >Subject: Hypersonic Hmmmmm <snip> >"We do not yet know how to achieve the desired control during >the aerodynamic phase of flight", Air Force Major Chris >Schulz, the program manager, said in the statement. "It's >vexing; I'm confident there is a solution. We have to find >it." >The project began in 2003 and cost $320 million, Eric Mazzacone, >a spokesman for Darpa, said in an e-mail. Maybe I'm just not au fait with the shortcomings of current technology, but I'm amazed by this. Given the expenditure (and, of course, 320 million will be an underestimate), I would have thought that basic issues like 'control' would be settled during design and simulation phases of the project, long before costly prototypes were built and hurled halfway round the world. I can't help thinking of an old Mamas and Papas song, Safe In My Garden: with a bottle in our hand we don't care where it lands we just throw it -- Gerald O'Connell http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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