A new rocket fuel is being developed to power the XF, a jet capable of traveling faster Mach 2. During a test, a craft moving faster than the XF is encountered and the pilot ejects. His ... See full summary »

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Maj. Fred Gunderman
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A new rocket fuel is being developed to power the XF, a jet capable of traveling faster Mach 2. During a test, a craft moving faster than the XF is encountered and the pilot ejects. His report of the event is questioned. An inquiry follows. Written by julslakeheath

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9 April 1955 (USA)  »

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Foo Fighters?
8 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recall this series when I was quite young. I remember that I was really intrigued by the scientific explanations that were then extrapolated into an adventure of some sort. Some of them were quite dull, but there was always a connection to be made. In this episode, a test pilot using a new fuel in his experimental jet, goes at a tremendous speed and ejects when he sees a rocket-like entity approaching the plane. The rest of the episode involves his ability to explain what he knows happens to a group of naysayers. He even visits a world renowned expert on flying saucers. We get a Carl Sagan kind of explanation of the cosmos and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. It's a simple story, but given the budding interest in astronomy at this time, it packed a pretty good wallop. It might be pointed out that this preceded the scare that took place due to the Soviet launch of Sputnik.


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