NASA has completed wind-tunnel testing intended to increase its understanding of the aerodynamics of the X-59A Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) low-boom flight demonstrator under development by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works. The supersonic X-plane is scheduled to fly in 2021. The three weeks of testing in the 12-ft. low-speed tunnel at NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia focused on high angles of attack, dynamic response and flow visualization. The data gathered will be used ...


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