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Experimental Aircraft to Go From Zero to 13,000 in Hypersonic Test Launch

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  1. Holy Diver

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    Experimental Aircraft to Go From Zero to 13,000 in Hypersonic Test Launch - FoxNews.com


    The goal of the second flight is to "validate our assumptions and gain further insight into extremely high Mach regimes that we cannot fully replicate on the ground," Air Force Maj. Chris Schulz said in a DARPA news release.





    The goal of the project is to eventually enable the U.S. military to strike anywhere in the world in less than an hour.
     
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    Great....
    Never know when we'll have to attack a target in Asia within the hour. Now we can toss those crappy Trident missiles and the Ohoi class sub fleet!...YAH! This should prove very useful in TWOT.

    Now all we have to do is raise the retirement age another 4 months to pay for it...:mad:
     
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    An hour is too long, I'd like to see us spend a few more billion to get this thing cut to 30 minutes.


    America! we don't do a lot right, but we can still blow $#!t up!
     
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    What's even better is that we will likely give away the technology to the Chinese in a few years (if we haven't already).
     
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    Your link is not from a trustworthy site HD....:D
     
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    You're right. I missed that...

    That means it must be "more right-wing hysteria from the corporatist fundamentalist pseudo-terrorist Tea Party channel".
     
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    well you know Wistah those donkeys are getting faster - they feed them HGH now so we need to compete.
     
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    Think positively guys, sure it could bomb China in less than an hour; but with luck all this tech will ever do is enable us to get to a Superbowl held in Pasadena in six minutes.

    GPS was designed to let us put a nuke through a window in the Kremlin(the first satellite went up in 1978) what it has done is allow me to throw away my map book.
     
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    Woops, I think the plan was to let it crash into the ocean anyway?

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/n...ic-glider-test

     
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    Money well spent.

    I don't even wanna look at what it costs to launch this thing....fly it for 9 minutes, then crash it in the ocean.
     
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    If it could fly a long distance in an hour but how long from launch to letting it go before the hour starts ticking? Seems like a huge waste of money. I don't see why we would even need to bomb someone so quickly.
     

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