DARPA’s Falcon HTV-2 is a next-generation hypersonic aircraft capable of traveling “at 20 times the speed of sound – or 13,000mph; it is part of research effort by DARPA to one day make long-duration hypersonic flight a reality.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video.

The mission might lead to new records, super weapons and eventually, cross-country and global travel at colossal speeds. Flying between New York City and Los Angeles might one day be less than 12 minutes.

[via DailyMail]