KLRN SciTech Now

Oct. 10, 2019 | Five times the speed of sound

Season 4 Episode 35 | 26m 46s Video has closed captioning.

Will it ever be possible to fly from New York to Los Angeles in less than an hour? That’s one part of the hypersonic research going on at Southwest Research Institute. They’re testing vehicles traveling at MACH 5, or five times the speed of sound. We’ll find out how they use something similar to a gun barrel to perform tests that heat surfaces hotter than the sun.

Aired: 10/10/19

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Support provided by viewers like you and the 80/20 Foundation.