Hypersonic Glider Studied as ‘manned Missile’ Hope
New York—Hypersonic glider, under intensive study in the U. S., is regarded by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics as probably the most effective means of giving manned aircraft missile velocity. One of the final steps in aircraft evolution prior to the true space ship, the hypersonic glider is not only the subject of active, study by NACA, which is seeking basic answers (AW Mar. 11, p. 51), but also by Convair Division, General Dynamics Corp. and Bell Aircraft Corp. under USAF contract.
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