The X51-A Waverider is not the airplane of the future, but it might be one of the important steps along the way. Just a few days ago, this experimental aircraft spent 200 seconds at hypersonic speed, shattering the old record for a jet powered by hydro-carbon fuel.

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So, here\'s my question. Is this story just a cover-up to draw attention away from the already existent hypersonic plane, Aurora, or is this one of the first building blocks in making that myth a reality?