NASA Makes Breakthrough in Sonic Boom Reduction

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It has been publicly known that NASA has been testing methods to reduce the sonic boom signature of jets. Tests have been underway with Boeing and Lockheed Martin to achieve this goal and it was just released that their has been a “breakthrough” in testing!

Quoted from a NASA representative:

“This is a breakthrough. It’s the first time we have taken a design representative of a small supersonic airliner and shown we can change the configuration in a way that is compatible with high efficiency and have a sonic signature than is not a boom,”

2025 could be the reemergence of Concorde-travel. I’d love to feel this “new boom,” because when I was at Edwards Air Force base last month, the boom I experience definitely wasn’t subtle and wouldn’t gain nationwide acceptance.

Either way, great job America!

Reference: AviationWeek

 

Could this possibly be related to the “small earthquakes in Wisconsin?” The boom in the video definitely sounds like the sonic boom I heard at Edwards. Check out the video and tell me what you think.

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