Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Planes flying out of their skins?

About a week ago, I read this amazing article about DARPA's Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2). The plane flew so fast, (approximately 13,000 mph), that its skin peeled off! How crazy is that? DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, does really awesome and crazy projects, and it amazes me as an aspiring engineer. The HTV-2 is rocket launched, and its ultimate goal is to be able to fly anywhere in the world in less than an hour. This is the kind of stuff I would love to do as an engineer. 
For more information, you can read: 
Super Secret Hypersonic Aircraft Flew Out of Its Skin

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