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NASA and Lockheed Martin Unveil Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Aircraft Concept

June 29, 2010 | 11:58
NASA and Lockheed Martin Unveil Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Aircraft Concept
NASA and Lockheed Martin Unveil Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Aircraft Concept
A lot of us are still mourning the loss of one of the coolest aircrafts ever created, the Concorde. But even though the Concorde was spectacular in many ways, it wasn't an aircraft that had an eye on the future. The aircraft was able to fly at speeds reaching up to Mach 2  but needed huge amounts of fuel to do so.

NASA and Lockheed Martin join forces to bring back supersonic commercial aviation and unveil the fuel-efficient Supersonic Green Machine. According to NASA the Green Machine has a high fuel efficiency and the wing design reduces noise caused by breaking the sound barrier.

This supersonic cruise concept is among the designs presented in April 2010 to the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for its NASA Research Announcement-funded studies into advanced aircraft that could enter service in the 2030-2035 timeframe. So just a little more patience..


Via Inhabitat
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