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Revolutionary silent supersonic plane unveiled by NASA: The X-59 paves the way for commercial ultrasonic travel

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Feb 13, 2024
Nasa Introduces Quiet Supersonic Plane with Speed of Nearly 1,500 Kilometers per Hour

NASA recently unveiled a revolutionary new silent supersonic plane, the X-59, developed by American company Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, California. The X-59 is unique in that it flies faster than sound without producing a disruptive supersonic boom, making it suitable for flying over residential areas. The plane is over 30 meters long and is designed to reach speeds of about 1,500 kilometers per hour at an altitude of just under 17 kilometers.

The development of the X-59 marks a significant milestone in the quest to reintroduce commercial flights using supersonic planes. NASA hopes that this prototype will pave the way for future commercial ultrasonic machines. However, it’s worth noting that the last supersonic planes used commercially were the French-British Concorde, which ceased operations in 2003. The Concorde was capable of flying at speeds of around 2,200 kilometers per hour at an altitude of about 15 kilometers.

Despite its potential for commercial use, the X-59 itself is not intended to carry passengers and will only be used as a prototype. Nonetheless, its development work may have applications in other fields such as military and scientific research. With its ability to travel faster than sound without creating any disruptions, the X-59 could revolutionize how we travel and open up new possibilities for exploration and discovery.

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