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The New Far-Out Fliers of NASA’s Famed X-Plane Program

The X-planes are a series of experimental US aircraft and rockets, used to test and evaluate new technologies and aerodynamic concepts. These X-planes have been developed and flown in the Mojave desert for seven decades. NASA is now building the future of flight, like an all electric plane and a quieter supersonic jet. WIRED made …

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NASA Langley Research Center: Quiet Supersonic X-plane To Be Designed

What do walrus tusks and amber beads have to do with everyday life in Dublin during the Viking Age? The return of supersonic passenger travel is one step closer to reality with NASA’s award of a contract for the preliminary design of a low boom flight demonstrator aircraft. This is the first in a series …

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NASA X: The Future of Fixed Wing Aircraft

Published on Feb 18, 2014 The NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Fixed Wing Program is addressing the challenges of enabling revolutionary energy-efficient improvements in transport aircraft. Engineers and researchers are reducing noise while increasing engine capability. Exciting new structural designs and technologies are all part of this program that will effect anyone who flies on future aircraft. …

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