Hypersonic space weapon self-destructs seconds after liftoff

August 26, 2014 7:52 PM

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Hypersonic space weapon self-destructs seconds after liftoff

The US Army tested its Advanced Hypersonic Weapon on Monday at the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska, destroying the vehicle seconds after liftoff after a technical glitch prompted the test to be scrubbed.

The U.S. Army launched a prototype hypersonic weapon test from Alaska on Monday (Aug. 25), only to destroy the superfast vehicle seconds later when something went wrong.

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