NASA Keeps Focus on X-Planes NASA will continue its development of aircraft electric propulsion and step up work on urban air mobility despite its budget request for aeronautics research being cut by 3.3% for fiscal 2019, to $634 million. But more than $88 million of that funding is slated to be dedicated for a low-boom plane planned to fly in January 2021. Another $101 million is to be spent on other system-level flight research activities including the X-57 Maxwell electric propulsion ...

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