Lockheed unit to help design quieter supersonic passenger jet: NASA

March 1, 2016 1:03 AM

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NASA on Monday announced a contract award to Lockheed Martin Corp's unit for the preliminary design of a "low boom" flight demonstration aircraft.

NASA's Commercial Supersonic Technology Project had asked industry teams to submit design concepts for a test aircraft that can fly at supersonic speeds, creating a supersonic "heartbeat" - a soft thump rather than the disruptive boom currently associated with supersonic flight. (go.nasa.gov/1oTp9h1...

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