Monthly Archives: July 2017

Future of Supersonic Travel: From Sonic ‘Boom’ to Sonic ‘Thump’

“NASA has been working for decades, essentially, on looking at technologies to take the ‘boom’ out of ‘boom,’” says Peter Coen, NASA’s Commercial Supersonic Technology Project manager. “We’d like to have sonic thump or just sonic sound. The idea is … Continue reading

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NASA, Lockheed Complete “Low Boom” X-plane Design

Newsweek (6/27, Bort) reports that NASA and Lockheed Martin have completed preliminary design review for the Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST), which could “pave the way for supersonic passenger travel.” NASA expects to select a manufacturer for the Low Boom Flight … Continue reading

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