Success With Low-Boom X-plane Critical To NASA’s Aeronautics Vision

Credit: Lockheed Martin
We may not recall them all , but those we do remember hold special places in aviation history. The X-1 in which Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947. The X-15 in which Pete Knight reached Mach 6.7 in 1967. The X-43 that hit Mach 9.6 on scramjet power in 2004. They are the X-planes. Aviation...

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