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NASA to Host News Conference Announcing New Supersonic Test Aircraft

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Via NASA

NASA will host a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 3, to announce the agency’s plans for its next experimental aircraft, or X-plane, called the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD).

In February 2016, NASA signed a contract for the preliminary design of its LBFD concept. The agency now is ready to move forward with development and building of the aircraft, which will test new technology for quiet supersonic flight and possibly enable changes that will allow for supersonic flights over land.

The news conference will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters at 300 E St. SW in Washington, and also will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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1 Comment

  1. Carter Nelson

    “cruise at 55,000 feet at a speed of about 940 mph”
    That’s a Mach number of about 1.4. For comparison, the Concord did about Mach 2 at 60,000 feet.

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