US military to launch fastest-ever plane | World news | The Guardian
The United States is so bad ass.By the time you finish reading this sentence, the Falcon HTV-2, the fastest plane ever built, could have flown 18 miles. It would get from London to Sydney in less than an hour, while withstanding temperatures of almost 2,000C, hotter than the melting point of steel.
Halfway around the planet in less than an hour. Incredible.