NASA’s New Supersonic Jet Will Have One Thing Missing: A Sonic Boom Written 6 April 2023


Artist illustration of the X-59 in flight over land. | Credit: Lockheed Martin and USGS/NASA Landsat; NASA

Robb Report reports that NASA’s experimental X-59 jet, powered by GE Aerospace, will work to minimize the loud noise that usually accompanies an aircraft breaking the sound barrier – aiming for a sound that is more akin to the thud of a closing car door than the usual explosive sound.
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