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A man in a red shirt leans forward to look closely at a metal airplane model installed in a wind tunnel.

Model Planes: Studying NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Aircraft Before It Flies

Don Durston never grew out of building model planes – they’re just a whole lot more sophisticated these days! The model he helped design of NASA’s X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft was used in the project’s latest wind tunnel tests.

Image Credit: NASA Glenn Research Center / Quentin Schwinn

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