The US military is building a futuristic ‘Spaceplane’ to defend the country from space weapons

The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has commissioned a vehicle for the US military called XS-1, short for “eXperimental Spaceplane 1.” As the aircraft’s name suggests, XS-1 looks and functions like a cross between an aeroplane and a space shuttle.

Produced by Zach Wasser. Video courtesy of DARPA. Special thanks to Sean Kane.

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