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[TR] Hypersonic Missile Successfully Hits Ronald Reagan Test Site.

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/18/hypersonic_weapon_pacific_test/
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The US Army - yes, Army - has announced a successful test flight by a prototype hypersonic missile. The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) demonstrator took off from the island of Kauai on a three-stage rocket booster at 1:30 AM local time yesterday, and splashed down close to its target coordinates some 2,400 miles away at the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll.
A Pentagon statement announcing the test said:

The vehicle flew a non-ballistic glide trajectory at hypersonic speed to the planned impact location at the Reagan Test Site. Space, air, sea, and ground platforms collected vehicle performance data during all phases of flight. The data collected will be used by the Department of Defense to model and develop future hypersonic boost-glide capabilities.

Reminds me of the mushroom power up in Mario Kart.
Basically the same concept. thumb.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 11/18/11 at 8:51am
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Misleading title is misleading!

Good news though. We (the U.S.) can't let ourselves get behind in military tech.
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Misleading title is misleading!

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No... it isn't. Did you read the actual article?
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No... it isn't.

Yes it is. For a couple seconds I was like "wow that was pretty overkill and unnecessary"
And then "hey, wasn't Reagan already dead?"
And then "WAT?"
     
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Yes it is. For a couple seconds I was like "hey, wasn't Reagan already dead?"

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It's the name of the well known station. Why would they send a missile towards a dead man's grave?
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No... it isn't. Did you read the actual article?

Yes it is.

It should state more accurately; "Successfully hits Reagan Test Site" ....

As it is printed now, it is implying that the missile hit a now deceased President. Surely, they did not aim the missile at President Reagan's grave site?

Or perhaps they mean to imply that the Missile hit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library? Oh my gosh, was it a terrorist hit on the Library? Were many people hurt or killed?

What about the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site? I hope the tourists there are ok!

The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C?

Oh my gosh.. so many possible Ronald Reagan targets that the missile could have hit!
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No... it isn't. Did you read the actual article?

Come on Frick, first glance title makes you think of dead president getting hit by a missile. Kind of hilarious.

On topic. Very cool *snicker*.
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How could anybody even come to the conclusion that a dead president was hit by a missile? That just makes zero sense on so many levels. It's like saying a title like "Space Launch From JFK Successful" means a rocket ship went off Kennedy's head.

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Anyhow, edited title.
post #9 of 20
Get a sense of humour Frick they're joking lol.
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FF, the title is fine, it's how the article is titled. EDIT Nooooooooooooooooooo frown.gif

Though I will admit, that's [well now WAS] pretty darned funny. tongue.gif

For the topic at hand, I'm continuously amazed at our Armed Forces, on all fronts, it's just nothing short of stunning.
    
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