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Don’t you hate it when you have to ship something from the North Pole to Antarctica and only have an hour to spare? The Pentagon’s space-age researchers might be able to fix that, and as early as 2016. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, says that an unmanned hypersonic vehicle that soars through the sky at 20 times the speed of sound could be ready within the next four years. If researchers can make that goal, DARPA scientists will be able to give the government the ability to propel their Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) — the so-called “X-plane” — to anywhere in the world in a matter of minutes.
Originally posted by SaneThinking
Already been tested and crashed and burned once, outer shell from what i understand ripped off at high velocity. And crashed into the pacific. As was said when this news was first released months ago, this bit of info is not much news really since China and Russia are rumoured as well to have Hypersonic capabilities. Still cool none the less.
Just wish we'd spend more time and effort on things that don't involve war and blowing things to pieces....
Originally posted by Zarniwoop
reply to post by whyamIhere
Did it sound different than a (normal) military jet?
Not trying to give you a hard time... just want to understand more about this.