Light/Breezes

Light/Breezes
SUNRISE AT DEATH VALLEY-Photo by Tom Cochrun

Saturday, August 27, 2011

THE WEEKENDER :) LOOK, UP IN THE AIR

IT'S A, NO IT'S A....
Today THE WEEKENDER :) provides a 
couple of fascinating videos of 
flight.  
One provides a great visual text of hummingbirds
and interaction. It is promotional video, but it is
very enjoyable.
Now, you'll need to look closely to see
an extraordinary flight.
An unmanned glider flies over the Pacific Ocean
at 20 times the speed of sound.
The video was released by DARPA, the Defense
Advanced Research Agency.  It features
the Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle-2. It was
launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, atop
a Minotaur 4 rocket.  It is hard to see, but it is a 
glimpse of something traveling faster than Mach 5.
Keep looking up.
See you down the trail.

1 comment:

  1. Seems like everyone's going to the birds these days.

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