Lockheed To Begin Design Of NASA’s Low-boom Supersonic X-plane

Credit: X-plane concept: NASA
NASA is funding Lockheed Martin to complete preliminary design of an X-plane demonstrator to show whether the shock-wave signature of a 100-120-seat low-boom supersonic airliner would be acceptable to the public, clearing the way for supersonic flight over land. With $20 million of NASA funding...
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