Pentagon Lost Experimental Supersonic Glider

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On Wednesday, August 10, with great fanfare, the Obama administration announced the launch of a super-duper plane — the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 that can fly at 20 times the speed of sound. That’s Mach 20 or 13,000 miles per hour!
Alas, a day later, we are told that the government has lost the plane.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Falcon’s flight “ended prematurely” when it failed and “stopped sending back real-time data to engineers and scientists who were moderating the mission.”
Falcon was launched yesterday at 7:45 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, located northwest of Santa Barbara, into the upper reaches of  Earth’s atmosphere aboard an eight-story Minotaur IV rocket, made by Orbital Sciences Corp.
After reaching an undisclosed sub-orbital altitude, the aircraft jettisoned from its protective cover atop the rocket, then nose-dived back toward Earth, leveled out and was supposed to glide above the Pacific at 20 times the speed of sound. The plan was for the Falcon to speed westward for 30 minutes before plunging into the ocean near Kwajalein Atoll, about 4,000 miles from Vandenberg.
But about 20 minutes into the mission, the Pentagon’s research arm, known as Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced on its Twitter account that “Range assets have lost telemetry,” which is a fancy way of saying they’ve lost the plane.
We are promised that “more information will be forthcoming.”
H/t Igor.
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Pentagon Lost Experimental Supersonic Glider

  1. Be assured that no real information will ever be forthcoming in our lives, only disinformation as to what TPTB want us to hear. Baa, says this POed sheeple!

     
  2. 20 times the speed of sound that is pretty doggone fast. you got to wonder in this day and age how the air force and navy could possibly lose an aircraft bermuda triangle, entered another dimension and disappeared

     
  3. That’s as mysterious as the shooting down of the helicopter last weekend and loss of so many Navy Seals and other people; makes me wonder….

     
  4. Yesterday in southern Califonia I saw a cloud with blues, greens and pinks in it. was that a part of the fuel being used instead of being a glider?

     
  5. only in america -.-

     
  6. Kirsten Williams

    really, the coolest and fastest plane we will ever have and you lost it? How in the hell do you lose a plane? I mean it’s not a like a puppy, it doesn’t run off chasing a bug. how in the hell do you lose a plane… yeah some government??? -.-”

     
  7. Sounds like Marshal Applewhite fell asleep at the wheel, after enjoying some apple sauce.

     
  8. Obviously another example of disinformation in an attempt to fool the sheeple.
    You know **** well that they did NOT loose this.
    If they did you certainly would not have heard about it.
    I for one believe nothing that the controlled media as well as the government has said for the better part of my life.
    Just as I do not believe the Bil Laden story….any of it.
    Further more ANYTHING that has to do with DARPA I do not trust.

     

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