NASA’s X-59 Quiet Supersonic Research Aircraft Cleared for Final Assembly

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If the same sort of aspect ratio is required for larger planes on this concept, it is going to make some awfully long passenger jets.


The thing that killed the SST was that you couldn’t go super sonic over land because of the boom carpet. If they can fix that then this might start a huge change in air travel.


Are we talking “walking into a doorway” gentle thump, or “baby falling off lap onto head” gentle thump?


Is it possible to break the sound barrier without a sonic boom?


It’s too bad these guys can’t make planes that actually look fast. /s