NASA's Experimental Plane: What It Is and What It Does
A girl stands in front of an airplane

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-8
Year: 2001


This NASA video segment explores experimental planes, or X-planes, and how NASA researchers are designing the fastest X-plane on record, the Hyper-X. Unlike other aircraft engines, which carry both fuel and oxygen, the engine in the Hyper-X takes in oxygen from the atmosphere during flight. Learn how fast this cutting-edge aircraft might travel.

NASA's Experimental Plane: What It Is and What It Does
Duration: 1 minute, 10 seconds
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This video clip is part of the NASA CONNECT™: Geometry and Algebra: The Future Flight Equation DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE   →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
Hands-on Aircraft Design Activity
The Process Involved in Aircraft Design
Preparing for Flight: Testing the Hyper-X
Plane Math Online Activity