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Engineering Update #24: Virgin Galactic's SS2 hits Mach 1.43 and Elon Musk becomes Ironman

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:21am

In this week Engineering Update brought to you by Mouser Electronics (www.mouser.com), the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products...

SpaceShipTwo also known as SS2 broke its own speed and altitude records last week achieving an altitude of 69,000 feet  and a maximum speed of Mach 1.43, which is 1,088 miles per hour.
 
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and inspiration for the 2008 version of Tony Stark, is using Iron Man as the inspiration to design even better ways of manufacturing parts.
 
Apple announced two additions to the phone family: the iphone 5s and a cheaper, plastic, colorful iPhone 5c. The 5S, arguably the more interesting of the two, features the same body as the iPhone 5 and the same 4inch display. It has the new A7 processor which is the first 64 bit chip in a smart phone.


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