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Comic 823 - Ep. 13, Page 92

11th Aug 2011, 6:24 AM in Episode 13 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 11th Aug 2011, 6:24 AM edit delete
DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 is going for Mach 20 in a test flight today. Here's a simulated rendering of the hypersonic vehicle in re-entry from its rocket launch:

image by DARPA


vwyler 11th Aug 2011, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
I should say not, young lady!

That'll cause a UFO scare when it launches.
moizmad 11th Aug 2011, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Ben, I never know what to comment on, your fine comic or your flying saucers.
smbhax 11th Aug 2011, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
I know, it's confusing!

Unfortunately for the Falcon HTV-2, today's test flight terminated unexpectedly after nine minutes of data recording--just like the *first* test flight last year, actually. HMMM.