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

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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