On August 11th, DARPA launched the hypersonic HTV-2 on a test flight, but unfortunately, it was traveling at mach 20 when its automated systems kicked in and put the vehicle into the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading for the video.

By the time that happened, three minutes into HTV-2’s independent flight, it was somewhere well on its way to Hawaii. It started at Vandenberg AFB in California.

[via PopSci]