Aviation: Take-Off to the Future

The President of the U.S. had some electrifying news. With an air of quiet pride, he announced that the U.S. had secretly developed and successfully tested an aircraft that is far in advance of any ever seen before. Called the A11, the sleek, razor-winged interceptor flies higher and faster than any jet aircraft in history, promises a major breakthrough toward the futuristic world of flight at more than three times the speed of sound.

Though deliberately sketchy in disclosing details about the plane's capabilities at his press conference last weekend, Lyndon Johnson did...

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