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That's all good and well, but what about funding for an energy free technology? Oh, if it doesn't give somebody the ability to f@#k someone else up better then it's not really worth serious consideration. Or maybe it's just there is no money in energy free tech.
The Pentagon said it spent about $2 billion on technology and engineering around hypersonic flight over the last decade, the Times reports. This program is estimated to cost $140 million, according to Globalsecurity.org, a military policy research website.
This craft can travel LA to NY in less than one hour!!
After about 300 seconds in to flight, the WaveRider will break up after splashing into the Pacific, which would be considered going according to plan.