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Another Take on Supersonic

Our ability to fly at supersonic speeds over land in 
civil aircraft depends on our ability to reduce the 
level of sonic booms. NASA has been exploring a
variety of options for quieting the boom, starting 
with design concepts and moving through wind 
tunnel tests to flight tests of new technologies. 
This rendering of a possible future civil supersonic 
transport shows a vehicle that is shaped to reduce 
the sonic shockwave signature and also to reduce 

Image credit: NASA/Lockheed Martin

1 comment:

  1. I have always been fascinated with the Concorde and the Russian equivalent. Sadly Concorde is no longer in service.