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The Air Force's Secret Hypersonic Glider Flew So Fast Its Skin Fell Off [Airplanes]

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last summer, the Pentagon's Falcon HTV-2 glider—which the Air Force says can fly from New York to LA in under 12 minutes, disappeared. Nobody knew why! Now we know why: it went so fast it ripped itself apart. More »
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Technology : Huffington Post: Technology Blog (4 years ago)

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Air Force's Experimental Hypersonic Aircraft Disappears Again [Airplanes]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (3 years ago)

I don't know what the hell is going on with the Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle 2, but the Air Force just lost it again. Last year, the first Falcon vanished over the Pacific Ocean, leaving absolutely no trace. More » Read Post

Air Force's Falcon Hypersonic Glider Disappears Mysteriously [Aircrafts]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (4 years ago)

The Air Force's Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2—designed to attack global targets at Mach 20—has disappeared nine minutes into its first test flight, just after separating from its booster. Contact was lost, and it hasn't bee... Read Post


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