Nasa commissions a new supersonic jet – without a bang

15 years after the end of the Concorde Lockheed Martin is to build a supersonic jet for NASA. The special feature: the ”X-Plane” should fly without a sonic boom.

(U.S. Air Force photo)

Through the sound barrier without bang: The US space agency Nasa has signed an agreement with the defense company Lockheed Martin for the construction of a new ”X-Planes”, which should fly faster than the sound without noisy shockwaves. As NASA announced, $ 247.5 million (€ 201 million) is earmarked for the development of a new version of the legendary US experimental aircraft. The first test flight should take place in 2021.

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