Location

La Jolla ,CA

Start Date

1-1-1989 12:00 AM

Description

The National Aero-Space Plane Program (NASP) represents a major national initiative in hypersonic technology. It has the goal of developing and demonstrating the technologies for aerospace vehicles capable of cruising at hypersonic speeds and achieving single stage access to space. The specific objective of the program is the construction and operation of an experimental fully reusable flight vehicle—the X-30—that will employ air-breathing liquid-hydrogen-fueled engines and will be capable of horizontal take-off and landing. It will be a piloted research vehicle, designed to expand the envelope of high speed flight in and beyond the atmosphere.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

8A

Chapter

Keynote Address

Pages

1-13

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0817-1_1

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Materials Challenges for the National Aero-Space Plane

La Jolla ,CA

The National Aero-Space Plane Program (NASP) represents a major national initiative in hypersonic technology. It has the goal of developing and demonstrating the technologies for aerospace vehicles capable of cruising at hypersonic speeds and achieving single stage access to space. The specific objective of the program is the construction and operation of an experimental fully reusable flight vehicle—the X-30—that will employ air-breathing liquid-hydrogen-fueled engines and will be capable of horizontal take-off and landing. It will be a piloted research vehicle, designed to expand the envelope of high speed flight in and beyond the atmosphere.