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Cairns connection in scramjet launch

You'd have to have been living under a rock to have missed the news coverage of last Friday's scramjet launch at Woomera. In today's The Cairns Post, more details have come into view.

Scramble into space
James O'Loan

"It's not every day you can go to Woomera and fire a rocket into space."

The understatement by Cairns' scramjet co-designer and AIMTEK principal, Prof Don Fry, comes after last Friday's spectacular launch of a scramjet from South Australia.

"We watched the rocket enter the outer reaches of space," he said. "The sound from the launch rocket motors was loud, followed 25 seconds after by the sonic boom of passing the sound barrier, then silence."


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