The second X-43 was delivered to NASA Dryden Flight Research
Center, from which the test flights are conducted, on 31 January 2001. The vehicle has completed ground
testing, and both the X-43 and the modified Pegasus booster rocket are being prepared for mating. According to the
latest information we've obtained from our contacts at Dryden, the next test flight is tentatively scheduled for
October or November of 2003.
- answer by Jeff Scott, 20 July 2003
The latest word from our colleagues at NASA Dryden is that the flight of the second X-43A has been pushed back to
January and then to March 2004. We are not sure as to the exact reasons for the delay, but NASA engineers have
indicated that they are pretty confident the flight will be pushed back no further.
- answer by Jeff Scott, 23 November 2003
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