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NASA F/A-18 mission support aircraft were used to create low-intensity sonic booms (Image: NASA/Jim Ross)
Boeing's 1.79 percent scale model, which shows the two installed flow-through nacelles (Image: NASA/Quentin Schwinn)
The flow-through inlet used on the Boeing model inside the wind tunnel at NASA Glenn (Image: NASA/Quentin Schwinn)
The Boeing concept being prepared for wind tunnel tests (Image: NASA/Dominic Hart)
The Lockheed concept model undergoes wind tunnel tests (Image: NASA/Dominic Hart)
The Lockheed Martin future supersonic advanced concept (Image: Lockheed Martin/NASA)
Boeing's future supersonic advanced concept (Image: NASA/Boeing)
On October, 24 2003, the last Concorde jet went out of service. What began as a promise of supersonic travel for all, ended as a museum exhibit of a false dawn. However, that may be changing with companies such as Aerion and Spike Aerospace looking to take business jets supersonic. At Aviation 2014, an annual event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, NASA presented examples of the space agency’s work on new technologies that could lead to a revival of civilian supersonic travel within the next 15 years.
Read the full article: Is supersonic passenger travel set to make a comeback?
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