oldfarthenry: Excuse me if I'm wrong but isn't it the whole purpose of a missile to blow up - and blow sh*t up with it?
probesport: Where's the ka-boom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering ka-boom!
Highroller48: probesport: Where's the ka-boom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering ka-boom!Crap!!
Girion47: That's great, can we quit wasting money on R&D now? We can blow anyone up at anytime, lets put that cash towards infrastructure, both roads and communications back home. Focusing on those two things will do far more damage towards our enemies than some super fast farking missile.
amindtat: Maybe they just want the world to THINK it failed./adjusts tin foil hat
DeathCipris: Didn't they say that this wasn't going to be used a weapons platform?
DarnoKonrad: Meh, it's just a weapons platform. Don't we have enough ways to kill people at the moment?
Highroller48: Highroller48: probesport: Where's the ka-boom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering ka-boom!Crap!!In my defence, I began writing my original post with zero comments showing. Not trying to rip you off, Probesport.
Mongo No.5: 300 Million seems reasonable to develop that kind of tech. didn't we fire like 300 tomahawks at over a million a pop into Baghdad in Gulf War I? developing cool new things is way better use of funds than actually using them.
imnotadoctor: Why are we wasting money on a missile that can go Mach 5?
TheGhostofFarkPast: imnotadoctor: Why are we wasting money on a missile that can go Mach 5?so we can kill people in huts faster. Plus its a great way to defend us against pissed off muslims who over take planes with box cutters. i heard mach 5 is the best way to defend against small knives.
vodka: It's not just about weapons, this technology could advance travel in general.
Loki009: DeathCipris: Didn't they say that this wasn't going to be used a weapons platform?No, that is the NASA side of this project. X-43. Pretty much the same project but one is to make things go boom, the other just sometimes goes boom by accident.
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