I thought I was seeing things last night. But it appears the cat is out of the bag. NASA is no longer hiding the X-43A hypersonic aircraft.
I saw it last night.
I was in north western Nevada and I saw an unusual contrail coming over the Sierra Nevada Mountain range south of Lake Tahoe. I saw what appeared to be a bat out of hell fly behind a cloud. I was driving to a meeting so I couldn’t pull over and watch, but I blinked and looked back up and it had left the cloud a 100 miles behind it. Fortunately I hit a red light. So I stuck my head out of my vehicle and watched this aircraft ascend to the Ionosphere, then disappear somewhere over eastern Idaho.
Not really something spectacular. Until I tell you: “It only took about 30 seconds. It was incredible. I thought about it all night then I found my answer at the Official NASA Website.
NNASA SAYS: THE X-43A Broke Mach 9.6 (7000mph) Good Mama!!!!!