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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, 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 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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2023 in Review: Highlights from NASA in Silicon Valley
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It’s been another great year at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Join us as we review some…

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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 Technologies Receive Multiple Nods in TIME Inventions of 2023
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As NASA explores, innovates, and inspires through its work, agency inventions aimed at monitoring atmospheric pollution, studying samples from asteroids,…

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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 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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NASA’s X-59 Moves Closer to Runway
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This series of images shows NASA’s X-59 as it sits on the flight line — the space between the hangar…

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NASA’s Modern History Makers: Kamana Katiyar
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Credits: NASA: Heather Brown < Back to gallery NASA’s Sound Bites video series celebrates members of our workforce and shares…

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NASA’s Chase Aircraft Gets a Facelift
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An F/A-18 aircraft received from the U.S. Navy in 2021 has been rejuvenated, had its NASA colors added, and is…

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Keeping NASA Armstrong Aircraft Safe
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Flying unique, one-of-a-kind aircraft is one of the specialties of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. A process,…

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NASA’s Quesst: Reassessing a 50-Year Supersonic Speed Limit
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NASA will deliver the results to U.S. and international regulators, who will consider new rules that would lift the ban…

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Supercomputers Aid Quesst Researchers in Predicting X-59’s Sound
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Before the X-59 flies, NASA researchers are getting ahead of the curve by using computational fluid dynamics to create what…

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NASA’s X-59 Tail Installed
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NASA’s X-59 has undergone final installation of its lower empennage, better known as the tail assembly. NASA’s X-59 has undergone…

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Breathing under Pressure
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In preparation for high-altitude flight tests of NASA’s quiet supersonic X-59, NASA and Lockheed Martin personnel recently underwent pressure breathing training…

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NASA Armstrong Advances Shock Wave Photography
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Sound never looked so good! Using a special handheld camera, researchers at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California,…

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NASA’s Modern History Makers: Ernest Williams
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Ernest Williams has played a key role in the X-59 Quesst mission as an electrical engineer at NASA’s Glenn Research…

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NASA Creating Tool to Predict Supersonic Jet Noise at Takeoff
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NASA researchers recently conducted a series of flights to record the sound of jet engines with the goal of using…

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2022 in Review: Highlights from NASA in Silicon Valley
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With 2023 on the horizon, join us as we look back at the highlights of 2022 at NASA’s Ames Research…

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Jet Engine Installed on NASA’s Quiet Supersonic X-59
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The engine that will power NASA’s quiet supersonic X-59 in flight is installed, marking a major milestone in the experimental…

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Jet Engine Installed on NASA’s X-59
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NASA’s quiet supersonic X-59 now has the engine that will power it in flight. The installation of the F414-GE-100 engine…

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NASA Poised to Break Sound Barrier in New Way
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Seventy-five years ago, a sonic boom thundered for the first time over the high desert of California. On the ground…

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Cabana Flies New X-plane Simulators at NASA Armstrong
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NASA’s two new X-planes have not yet flown, but Robert Cabana, the agency’s associate administrator, was able to pilot them…

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New Life Support System Will Help NASA’s F-15s Reach New Heights
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When NASA’s supersonic X-59 aircraft takes to the skies over the Armstrong Flight Research Center, it will be accompanied by two of…

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Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Test Provides Important Data
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Before NASA’s quiet supersonic X-59 aircraft can take to the skies, plenty of testing needs to happen to ensure a…

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New Name, Same Great Supersonic Mission
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Introducing Quesst. Evoking the experimental nature of flight testing and the spirit of aeronautical exploration, Quesst is what NASA is…

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NASA in Your Neighborhood Event Brings X-59 to the People
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Sometimes the best way to talk to people is to meet them where they are. That was the case recently…

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NASA’s X-59 Arrives Back in California Following Critical Ground Tests
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The X-59, NASA’s quiet supersonic experimental aircraft, has arrived back at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California, following…

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