Why Did the Army Destroy This Prototype Weapon in the Sky? (Video.)

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Aug. 27 2014 7:13 PM

The Hypersonic Weapon of the Future (if It Worked)

The HTV-2 is designed to reach any target on Earth within an hour.

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Seconds after lifting off from a launch facility in Alaska, the military destroyed a prototype hypersonic weapon because of an unexplained anomaly.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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