Auora as written about by Dan Brown.

Message posted by ke6vuj on October 02, 2006 at 7:04:32 PST:

Dan Brown, author of the DaVinci Code, wrote another novel called, DECEPTION POINT copyright 2001. His Author's note says, "The Delta Force, The National Reconnaissance Office, and the Space Frontier Foundation are real organizations. All technologies described in this novel exist.
Page 369 of the paper-back has this to say about the Aurora aircraft.
"Even with the Aurora aircraft's misted-methane propulsion system at half power, the Delta Force was hurtling through the night at three times the speed of sound-over two thousand miles an hour".

He goes on to describe the Aurora's "Pulse Detonation Wave Engines and states further that the Aurora is the reason SR-71 Blackbird was retired.
He further describes the Aurora and the testing at Groom Lake.
While his major premise for the story is flawed, the book is well worth reading.


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