NASA and Lockheed Martin revealed the newly painted X-59 silent supersonic aircraft on Friday.

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"Today we are witnessing history," stated John Clark, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics vice president.


“An x-plane is a symbol of our collective ambition to redefine the future...

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and in this case, it's the future of supersonic travel,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy.

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NASA's Quesst mission is testing the experimental aircraft to see if it can fly without producing the loud sonic booms associated with supersonic flights.

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This breakthrough technology is a beacon guiding us into the future.

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This innovative technique overcomes visual restrictions in aircraft design.

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NASA says pilots employ an external vision system with a forward-facing camera.

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A cockpit-mounted display screen and specialised image processing software are used to provide a "augmented reality view."

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