NASA is in final negotiations with up to four candidates to develop concept technologies for the next generation of environmentally friendly airliners, and is poised to award contracts. The conceptual design phase forms part of an enlarged, more comprehensive subsonic airliner technology study than originally envisioned by NASA. “It started off as something less ambitious but has become a big effort and now we’re up to $36 million over a short time. President Barack Obama has added money ...


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