Webquest – Supersonic Flight

X-59 Plane Illustration
AA-1 Arrival at Edwards AFB, Ca.

Webquest #9: The X-59

NASA is building the X-59 QueSST, an experimental aircraft for quiet supersonic flight over land. Supersonic flight is faster than the speed of sound and produces a sonic boom, an extreme form of noise pollution. QueSST stands for "Quiet SuperSonic Technology." The X-59 QueSST is testing the technology to fly faster and more efficiently, and to reduce the loudness of a sonic boom reaching land.

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