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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (CBS) — An advanced hypersonic space plane that was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base Thursday morning has been lost over the Pacific Ocean.

The Falcon, an unmanned experimental plane, was designed to fly at 13,000 miles an hour, or 20 times the speed of sound.

A rocket carried it from the base to the edge of space, where it successfully separated to start its test.

Shortly after that, trackers lost contact with the plane.

This was the second Falcon flight to go wrong in just more than a year.

The military hopes that one day, the Falcon will be able to respond to threats anywhere in the world within an hour.

Comments (6)
  1. Erin Duncan says:

    Wow! How much did the US taxpayers pay for the two missing aircrafts? And if these planes are unmanned who is doing the flying and where did they get their training and how much did WE, THE PEOPLE, pay for the training?

  2. bob says:

    don’t worry, we’ll just slash social security so we can build more experimental vehicles!

    1. bob says:

      and no i did not link to a car ad from my comment!

  3. "republican empire falls" says:

    we need cut the military/airforce these walking shlt-bags!!! their the ones that own area 51, h.a.a.r.p.,and they keep extra-terrestrial disclosure a secret!!!!

  4. "republican empire falls" says:

    we need cut the military/airforce these walking shlt-bags!!! their the ones that own area 51, h.a.a.r.p. chemtrails,and they keep extra-terrestrial disclosure a secret!!!!

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