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The Hypersonic Arms Race

Released Sunday, 24th October 2021
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China made some media waves recently with its alleged launch of a "hypersonic" space weapon. And with all that is going on in the world with trade, Taiwan, and covid it makes a lot of people feel on edge. But pursuit of these wild speeds are nothing new the Americans either. Is a new arms race upon us? I think so. This episode starts way back in WW2 and moves to present day, highlighting a handful of the weapons programs that got us to this point. Including the Nazis "Silver Bird", the Soviet Fractional Orbital Bombardment System, and still secretive American programs such as DARPA's Falcon, and the X37B...

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