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High tech aircraft crashes at mach 20

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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 10:06 PM

Originally posted by lonewolf19792000


DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, has made public its best guess about what might have caused its unmanned arrowhead-shaped Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2) to suddenly lose contact and crash in the Pacific just a few minutes after slicing through the sky at Mach 20 last August: it was going so fast its skin peeled off.

Sounds like it would have been a fun ride, until the skin peeled off the aircraft. I didn't even know this could happen. This aircraft peeled like a banana at mach 20.

I like how ABC has reported the story.

"Super Secret Hypersonic Aircraft Flew Out of Its Skin"

It turns out that tearing through the atmosphere at 20 times the speed of sound is bad for the skin, even if you're a super high-tech aircraft developed by the government's best engineers at its far-out research agency.

Yep that's really "far-out" man

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:25 AM

Originally posted by MeesterB

Originally posted by loves a conspiricy

Originally posted by AK907ICECOLD
reply to post by lonewolf19792000

I'm just curious as to what Mach 20, 1000MPH per Mach right?

I hope I can get tickets on the next flight, seems fun.

Okay got it, 21,000MPH, 20X the speed of sound, crazy

edit on 23-4-2012 by AK907ICECOLD because: (no reason given)

edit on 23-4-2012 by AK907ICECOLD because: Added mach info per google

Its 761mph...the speed of sound

mach 20 = 15 224.141 mph

google. Works wonders.

that is approx. 4.25 miles per
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