New Concorde? NASA reviving supersonic travel
David Reid of CNBC released an article on their website talking about the possibility of super sonic travel. NASA, the U.S. space agency, might be prepared to launch a new jet that would bring back super sonic travel which was left by the Concorde. Lockheed Martin was awarded with a contract of approximately $20 million by NASA in order to create a design for a “low boom” aircraft for flight demonstration. Lockheed Martin will be working out of its California location. Lockheed Martin was founded in March 1995, with headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Charles Bolden, the NASA Administrator, spoke in a statement released about how NASA is working to make the aircraft more efficient.
NASA is working hard to make flight greener, safer and quieter – all while developing aircraft that travel faster, and building an aviation system that operates more efficiently. said Bolden
To add to this, the statement also had information on the super sonic plane for passenger flight. "We're continuing that supersonic X-plane legacy with this preliminary design award for a quieter super sonic jet with an aim toward passenger flight." The “low boom” refers to the sound that is made when breaking the sound barrier. Lockheed Martin is planning to design their aircraft so that a soft thump would be in place of a huge bang that would normally occur when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier. The new design of this airplane, considered part of the series of “X-planes,” will be scheduled for its first manned flight in approximately 4 years. AFR Enterprises owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Aerospace Industry Parts
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Posted on March 16, 2016