RELEASE NO. 98-083
Sigma Series lecture,VASC,
on Monday, October 5
Colloquium on Tuesday, October 6
Hyper-X: Flying at 7 to 10 Times the Speed of Sound
NASA is developing technology for an air-breathing engine that
could be used in reusable space launchers, while reducing the cost
of putting payloads in orbit. Vincent L. Rausch,
manager of the
Hyper-X program, will speak at a colloquium on Tuesday,
October 6 at 2 p.m., at the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center. Rausch
will give a brief history of hypersonic flight and mission
applications, followed by an overview of the Hyper-X program goals,
objectives, approach, participants, and five-year schedule. He will
also discuss technology challenges in the areas of aerodynamics,
stage separation, and propulsion. Finally, he will address the
flight experiments and program status. The joint Langley Research
Center - Dryden
Flight Research Center Hyper-X program will, for the first
time ever, conduct Mach 7 and 10 flights of three
airframe-integrated dual-mode scramjet-powered research vehicles.
Retired Colonel, USAF, Vincent L. Rausch, was named Hyper-X
Program Manager at NASA Langley Research Center in July 1996. From
1991-96, he was the Assistant Director for Aeronautics
(High-Performance Aircraft) at NASA Headquarters. Previously,
Rausch was the first Director of NASP (National Aero Space Plane)
Inter-Agency Office in the Pentagon.
A media briefing will be held at 1:15 p.m. in the Wythe Room of
the Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Boulevard in Hampton. The
general public are invited to the Sigma Series lecture at the Virginia Air
and Space Center is on Monday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Media who wish to attend the briefing should contact Kimberly W.
Land at (757) 864-9885.
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