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Artist concept of the X-59 taking off from the runway.
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.
A view from a window looking into the 8- by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel viewing a model of the future concept supersonic aircraft model.

Quesst Media Resources

The Quesst mission offers resources to the public and news media such as fact sheets and infographics to provide greater understanding of the X-59 vehicle, supersonic flight, and what is required to fly faster than sound over land. Find much of that content here.

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Kristen Hatfield

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Media Resources

A blue and pink background of clouds with a white circle in the middle and the X-59 artist illustration in flight. Below it the text says, Quesst Quiet Supersonic Flight over land.

Quesst Overview

Artist illustration of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft in flight.

Top Things to Know About Quesst

A specification diagram showing the measurements of the vehicle, configuration C612 and Control surfaces.

X-59 Configuration

Map of the United States showing states that contribute to the X-59. (WA, OR, CA, AZ, TX, KS, MN, IA, MO, MS, TN, GA, FL,NC, VA, MD, DC, DE, PA, NY, NJ, RI, NH, VT, CT, MA, IN, OH, MI. Also showing a small map of Canada and the UK.

Companies Contributing to the X-59

Graphic showing the different levels of perceived level decivels (PLdB). 60 is a car door slam from 100 feet away, 70, distant thunder, X-59 and Car door slam 20 feet away, Basketball bounce at 90, hand clap at 95, nearby thunder at 104, Concorde sonic boom and Car Door Slam inside car at 106, Balloon pop at 110, fireworks at 115 and gunshot at 132.

Just How Quiet Will NASA's X-59 be?

Quesst Mission Press Releases

Official NASA news releases related to the Quesst mission are listed here.

NASA, Lockheed Martin Reveal X-59 Quiet Supersonic Aircraft
4 min read

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…

News Release
NASA Selects Contractor for Quiet Supersonic Flight Community Testing
2 min read

NASA has awarded a contract to Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. of Burlington, Massachusetts, to support a national campaign…

News Release
NASA Awards Contract for X-59 Community Overflight Operations
2 min read

NASA has selected Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California, to provide support for the community overflight response phase of…

News Release