A version of this article appears in the July 7 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Aviation did not enter the Jet Age overnight, and a decades-long journey to the next propulsion paradigm may already be underway. At NASA, the exploration has begun with plans for ground and flight tests to determine whether hybrid and distributed electric propulsion could be the next disruptive shift in civil aviation. A wing carried high above a truck racing across the dry lakebed at Edwards ...

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