Lockheed Martin Begins Assembly Of X-59 Low-Boom Demonstrator

Credit: Lockheed Martin
Assembly of the X-59, the first purpose-designed piloted NASA aeronautics research X-plane since the X-31 nearly 30 years ago, is getting underway inside the cavernous Lockheed Martin Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California. Although only the first few sections of aluminum wing spars and keel...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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