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NASA Instruments Will Listen for Supersonic X-59’s Quiet ‘Thump’
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NASA’s X-59 experimental aircraft is unique – it’s designed to fly faster than the speed of sound, but without causing…

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NASA Center Boosted YF-12 Supersonic Engine Research
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Supersonic flight became a reality in October 1947, when the Bell X-1 rocket plane broke the sound barrier. NASA’s Lewis…

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NASA Collaborates in an International Air Quality Study
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NASA and international researchers are studying the air quality in Asia as part of a global effort to better understand…

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NASA Autonomous Flight Software Successfully Used in Air Taxi Stand-Ins
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In late October, two research helicopters from the manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, made a dozen test flights over…

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NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge
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NASA is announcing 60 winning teams for its third TechRise Student Challenge, a nationwide contest to engage students in technology,…

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NASA’s DC-8 to Fly Low-Altitude Over Central Valley, CA
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What: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s DC-8 aircraft will fly over Central Valley and surroundings areas as part of an air…

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NASA, Lockheed Martin Reveal X-59 Quiet Supersonic Aircraft
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NASA and Lockheed Martin formally debuted the agency’s X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft Friday. Using this one-of-a-kind experimental airplane, NASA aims…

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NASA’s X-59 Rollout Embodies Aeronautical Tradition
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Lee esta historia en español aquí. NASA’s X-59 aircraft is heading out of the hangar – preparing to embark on…

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NASA Armstrong Builds Model Wing to Help Advance Unique Design
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German Escobar works on a model aircraft wing structure that has two long sides and bars in between, which resembles…

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NASA Sets Coverage for X-59 Quiet Supersonic Aircraft Rollout
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Editor’s Note: This advisory was revised Thursday, Jan. 11, to include a new contact for reporters wishing to participate in…

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NASA Invites You to X-59 Rollout Watch Party
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It’s almost time for NASA’s supersonic X-59 airplane to make its red, white, and blue public debut, and you’re invited…

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NASA, Partners Continue to Advance Space Tech on Suborbital Flights
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Living and working in space requires getting ready a bit closer to Earth. Through a suborbital flight test on Dec.…

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Armstrong Flight Research Center: A Year in Review
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It was an abundant year of innovation, exploration, and inspiration for NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. NASA…

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NASA and Partners Study Contrail Formation
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In a collaboration between multiple partners in the aviation industry, NASA is helping determine if the latest advances in aircraft…

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La Movilidad Aérea Avanzada Ayuda al Transporte de Mercancías
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Read this story in English here. Hoy podemos recibir paquetes más rápido que antes gracias a los pedidos en línea y…

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NASA’s X-59 Goes from Green to Red, White, and Blue
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NASA’s X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft continues to make progress, most recently moving to the paint barn at Lockheed Martin Skunk…

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NASA Maps Minerals and Ecosystem Function in Southwest U.S. Regions
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In September 2023, NASA aircraft began supporting an effort to find and map critical mineral deposits in Western regions of…

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NASA, Partners Explore Sustainable Fuel’s Effects on Aircraft Contrails
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Contrails, the lines of clouds from high-flying aircraft that crisscross the skies, are familiar sights, but they may have an…

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NASA Supports Tests of Dust Sensor to Aid Lunar Landings
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University of Central Florida researchers tested an instrument designed to measure the size and speed of surface particles kicked up…

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Aviones de movilidad aérea avanzada: un viaje suave en el futuro
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Read this story in English here. Hoy en día, los pasajeros de avión esperan un viaje tranquilo con pocas turbulencias. Aunque…

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NASA Test Piloting Legends Reunite
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Nils Larson, aerospace engineer and test pilot for NASA’s X-59 aircraft, met up with his former student, Artemis II astronaut…

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NASA Seeks Development of Universal Payload Interface
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NASA is calling on innovators to help solve some of the challenges in rapidly testing technology payloads across a wide…

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NASA Targets 2024 for First Flight of X-59 Experimental Aircraft
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NASA’s Quesst mission has adjusted the scheduled first flight of its X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft to 2024. A one-of-a-kind experimental…

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La seguridad es fundamental para la movilidad aérea avanzada
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Read this story in English here. Empresas de todo el mundo están creando nuevos e innovadores diseños de aeronaves, como los…

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NASA Studies Human Pilots to Advance Autonomous Air Taxis
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Air taxis may become an important part of the U.S. transportation ecosystem, quickly carrying people relatively short distances – and…

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Government and Industry Collaboration Leads to First Air Taxi Delivery 
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A new air taxi from the manufacturer Joby Aviation will allow NASA to evaluate how this kind of vehicle could…

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Students Walk in the Clouds at NASA Armstrong STEM Event
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More than 500 local students, ranging from grades first to eighth, joined NASA and COSI (Center of Science and Industry)…

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Joe Piotrowski, Jr.: One Engineer’s (Flight) Path to Airborne Science
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Based at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., Joe Piotrowski is the lead operations engineer for the King…

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Forget Movie Magic, NASA Armstrong has the Real Thing
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Early in the blockbuster movie “Top Gun: Maverick,” U.S. Navy Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell takes the secret hypersonic “Darkstar” airplane…

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