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High-speed experiments improve hypersonic flight predictions

May 7, 2019

Sandia aerospace engineer’s work on unsteady pressure fields aids design and modeling. When traveling at five times the…
Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent

April 19, 2019

Sandia to lead academic coalition to develop autonomy for aerospace A test launch for a hypersonic weapon —…
Daniel Richardson, left, a mechanical engineer in Sandia National Laboratories’ diagnostic sciences, and Yibin Zhang, a postdoctoral fellow, observe a laser that records measurements in the hypersonic wind tunnel. (Photo by Randy Montoya)
Wind tunnel and lasers provide hypersonic proving ground at Sandia National Laboratories

November 9, 2018

It’s about speed, and Sandia National Laboratories, with a hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology, is…
Going with the hypersonic flow

April 24, 2018

“Unless you’re trying to get to space or blow something up, there’s nothing moving at hypersonic speeds,” said…
DARPA Picks Design for Next-Generation Spaceplane

May 30, 2017

Agency partners with Boeing to build and fly an experimental vehicle for aircraft-like access to space DARPA has…
High-altitude balloon experiments could enable hypersonic flight

May 25, 2017

Future unmanned hypersonic aircraft may ultimately owe part of their success to University of Colorado Boulder atmospheric research.…
Scientists successfully test the concept of a hypersonic flight

May 21, 2016

People say that the Earth is shrinking. Distances that humans used to travel in months only take hours…
Recalling a Record: X-43A Scramjet Set New Hypersonic Record a Decade Ago

March 27, 2014

On March 27, 2004, NASA’s X-43A shattered existing speed records for aircraft with air-breathing engines when the scramjet-powered…
NASA Centers Team Up to Tackle Sonic Boom

March 18, 2014

Since the Concorde’s final landing at London’s Heathrow Airport nearly a decade ago, commercial supersonic air travel has…
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