Why the "Sound Barrier" Had to be Broken


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Why the "Sound Barrier" Had to be Broken



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When the US rocket program hit a wall in the 1940s, one particular program came to the rescue. Not only it took the flight technology behind that wall, it took us to much farther destinations imaginable. The X-planes are #NotWhatYouThink #NWYT

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  1. If we can have a rocket travelling speed of light or even airplane hypothetically does that mean we might have another problem similar to sound barrier? Will we be able to see light as it is travelling since we will be at the same speed

  2. I knew you were a snarkass, Not What You Think, but you really outdid yourself on this one. And frankly, though interesting, the X-plane story really needed it.

  3. It’s funny how we say the same thing about light. Can’t exceed it, and if you do your traveling backwards in time.( we’re probably right about that though)

  4. Fuck imprerial. Fuck metirc. I wanna order my deli in NWYT measurements.

    "Gimme a snoop weed dinner of smoked ham, please and thanks."

    EDIT: I should mention this was so hypnotizing that the only fact that broke me out of the loop was the measurements. Excellent scripting!

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