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Quesst: The Team

Members of the Quesst mission team are located at all four of NASA’s field centers traditionally associated with the agency’s historic aeronautical research. Learn about this crew working to quiet the sonic boom.

The X-59 Aircraft entering a hangar.
Low-Boom Teams from 4 NASA centers.
Teams at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio (top left), Langley’s Research Center in Virginia (bottom left), Armstrong Flight Research Center (top right) and Ames Research Center in California play key roles in developing and evaluating the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft. NASA hopes to enable a new commercial market of supersonic aircraft that can fly over land.

Quesst is managed by two of NASA’s aeronautics programs — the Advanced Air Vehicles Program and the Integrated Aviation Systems Program — and they do their work at all four of NASA’s aeronautics research centers.

Ames Research Center in California: X-59 configuration, systems engineering

Armstrong Flight Research Center in California: airworthiness of X-59, safety and mission assurance, flight/ground operations, flight systems, systems engineering, project management, community response testing

Glenn Research Center in Ohio: X-59 configuration, propulsion performance, 

Langley Research Center in Virginia: systems engineering, configuration assessment, research data, flight systems, project management, community response testing