Electrification Sparks Rethink in NASA X-Plane Plans

Credit: Boeing
NASA has had to be creative in its bid to return to manned X-plane flight research within a constrained budget. Its first move was the relatively modest X-57 Maxwell, an electric propulsion demonstrator based on a light general-aviation aircraft that is now expected to fly in 2019.The next step is...

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