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Symmetrical front view of silver aircraft model in blue wind tunnel
This image is actually is the product of a complex computer simulation involving supersonic shockwaves.
Two U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School T-38 aircraft flying in formation at supersonic speed.

Commercial Supersonic Technology Project

The Commercial Supersonic Technology (CST) Project studies supersonic vehicle research that addresses the development of tools, technologies, and knowledge that will help eliminate today’s technical barriers to practical commercial supersonic flight.

Learn About the Quesst Mission about Commercial Supersonic Technology Project

project MANAGER

Lori Ozoroski

deputy project manager

Richard Bozak 

Taming the Boom

NASA hopes the ban on commercial supersonic flight over land can be lifted by replacing the loud sonic boom with a softer sonic “thump.”

Read the Article about Taming the Boom
A colorized schlieren image (red and black) of a small-scale model of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) airplane taken inside the 8- by- 6-foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel during a recent boom test.