Just like the U.S. Air Force’s X-51 WaveRider hypersonic aircraft, which broke up in less than a minute after launch, my ratatouille also did not survive the day. Luckily for me, mine was a happy ending with everyone enjoying both my pot-luck dish and the lunch time party in honor of Julia Child’s birthday.
The X-51 had a failure in one of the aircraft’s control fins that caused it to breakup over the Pacific Ocean.
The plan was for the X-51 to have flown for a five-minute flight at a speed of up to 3,600 mph (5,800 kilometers per hour), or six times the speed of sound. Now its back to the drawing board.
Featured image credit Boeing / USAF
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