NASA will begin quiet supersonic research flights at Galveston, Texas, Nov. 5 as it prepares for the X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator now under development by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works. Over a two-week period, the flights will focus on gathering community feedback on the reduced sonic booms, to test the survey methods the agency plans to use to assess public acceptance when it begins flying the X-59 over U.S cities and other locations in 2022. Flying at Mach 1,4 and ...

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