I spent over eight hours on the road today, taking a friend’s very specialized computer to a service technician for attention after it got fried by a lightning strike. He’s out of town, so Miss D. and myself took it in on his behalf, in the hope that it’ll be fixed by the time he gets back. My back is calling me all sorts of names after the drive, so I’ve had a quiet evening to give it a chance to recover. More blog fodder will be available tomorrow morning.
To keep you amused until then, here’s video footage of the spectacular fourth and final test flight of Boeing’s X-51A Waverider on May 1st. To my amazement, the test has been classified as completely successful. That’s astonishing, considering both the bleeding edge technology involved and the failure of three previous tests. This is a real achievement for Boeing and the USAF.
The lessons learned from the X-51A program will be invaluable for forthcoming projects, both military and civil. Here’s how Boeing sees its future use.
Congratulations to all concerned.