NASA Funds Low-Boom X-Plane, Trims Aero Budget

Credit: X-plane: NASA
NASA’s fiscal 2019 budget request fully funds plans to fly a low-boom supersonic X-plane in 2021 but, despite a 1.9% increase in the agency’s top-line budget to almost $19.9 billion, cuts the funding for aeronautics research by 3.4% to $634 million. Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot says NASA’s...
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