September 20, 2021
NASA begins development of a new generation supersonic aircraft

NASA begins development of a new generation supersonic aircraft

NASA has officially pledged to build and test the silent, supersonic X-59 over the next three years..

After confirming interest in the space agency's submitted project, he was provided with funding to create a full-scale model of a new generation of manned aircraft. The first test flights are scheduled for summer 2021. In the past thirty years, this is the first approved NASA project with potential technical risks and an uncertain final budget..

Form X-59 will reduce the volume of the shock wave at the moment of exceeding the speed of sound to the minimum level. The tests will be carried out over residential areas in the United States to find out how citizens react to aircraft noise. The data obtained will help develop new rules for commercial supersonic commercial transport.

At the moment, the designers are drawing up detailed construction and financing schedules. According to the developers, the future project will have a big impact on aviation and will allow everyone to travel faster than sound..

NASA begins development of a new generation supersonic aircraft

In Japan, worried about a declining birth rate and a shrinking workforce, they created a construction robot that will do hard physical work on construction sites, shipyards and air bases..

text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Lockheed Martin

NASA begins development of a new generation supersonic aircraft

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