12 July 2017
Technical, financial and other obstacles must be overcome for hypersonic flight research to progress, a panel of experts said July 11 during the “Transition From Expendable to Reusable Hypersonic Platforms” session at the 2017 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Atlanta. “The X-51 proved that we can really do hypersonics,” said David E. Walker, director of the Office of Technology with the Office of Naval Research. “How do we take this and move ourselves forward from these expendable missile type vehicles to reusable aircraft at hypersonic speeds?”  (Image: Participants in the panel discussion, "Transition From Expendable to Reusable Hypersonic Platforms,” July 11 at the 2017 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Atlanta. Credit: AIAA)
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