Boeing Wave Rider Takes Flight Over Pacific

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(KTVI) - Cutting edge air technology, made possible with the help of local Boeing workers, could have you flying from New York to London in an hour.  Testing for the hypersonic X-51a wave rider made its first airborne appearance Tuesday.

Just after 11 a.m. CT, a B-52 bomber carrying the X-51-a was airborne for the craft's test run.

The bomber was supposed to drop the craft over the Pacific Ocean, to reach 4,500 hundred miles per hour within seconds or five times the speed of sound.

Edward's air force base confirmed that the B-52 bomber returned safely.  No word has been given as to the statues of the test flight.

If it's successful, it would usher in the next generation of missiles and military aircraft.

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