NASA signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to design the plane in 2016 and now it's ready to proceed with construction of supersonic jet. Before any supersonic planes will be allowed to fly over land, NASA and Lockheed Martin must prove that it's possible to break the sound barrier without the sonic boom.
The X-plane will be built at Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, California.
"The key to success for this mission - known as the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator - will be to demonstrate the ability to fly supersonic, yet generate sonic booms so quiet, people on the ground will hardly notice them, if they hear them at all", NASA said in an April 3 announcement.
The first supersonic commercial airline Concorde that began service in 1976, built by a French-British coalition and flown by Air France and British Airways, was discontinued in 2003 in part because noise complaints limited its flights. The company created a preliminary design under a previous contract.
"It is super exciting to be back designing and flying X-planes at this scale", Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for aeronautics at NASA, said, referencing the series of supersonic research planes produced by Bell Aircraft starting in the mid-1940s.
NASA will then send out the "clinically gathered human reaction" information to the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) "so they can utilize the information to alter the existing guideline that entirely prohibits civil supersonic flights over land", Shin stated. The rest of the airplane is "off-the-shelf" technology, he said, and will require no new development.
A 32-year-old man has been charged with multiple offenses after attempting to evade police during a traffic stop. Once Avery was taken into custody, officers discovered Avery also had a putty knife in his right hand.
Fog, strong winds, rain and even thunderstorms are in the forecast on this Wednesday , according to the National Weather Service . High and low temperatures of the month were 87 degrees on Saturday , March 17, and 32 degrees on Wednesday , March 14.
He said he'd been demonstrating every day since Friday, wincing as doctors raised his leg to apply extra bandages. Israeli forces' attacks on the demonstrators left 17 Palestinians martyred and almost 1,500 people injured.
The Trump administration popularised the term Indo-Pacific instead of Asia-Pacific to corner China in its own backyard. The India-US-Japan trilateral dialogue was started in 2011 when Hillary Clinton was the US secretary of state.
The e-commerce giant reported $2.16 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.31. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its position in Amazon .com by 1.7% in the second quarter.
MI pulled away late to be beat Loyola 69-57, and then the Wildcats blew out the Jayhawks 95-79 in a game that was never close . The Wildcats have won two titles in 1985 and 2016, while falling in 1971, so this will be their fourth appearance.
This iPhone display would have a screen that curves inward gradually from the top to the bottom of the phone. Google's ATAP research group has been working on similar technology through a program known as Project Soli.
Currently, they hold 57 per cent together, and it will go down to 46 per cent while SoftBank Vision Fund will hold 21 per cent. SoftBank and GCL's new venture will eventually have a capacity of 4GW and will be implemented in two 2GW phases.
Five people have pleaded guilty to various charges Mueller has brought, three of whom have direct ties to the Trump campaign. Kilimnik worked with Manafort a year ago to improve the latter's image in Ukraine, which violated a court-imposed gag order.
The rebels have been negotiating with Russian Federation , a key ally of Mr Assad, for days on an agreement to evacuate Douma. Pope Francis called yesterday for an end to "carnage" in Syria and "reconciliation" in the Middle East in his Easter message.
And finally, a rain of whatever remained sprinkled the South Pacific, northwest of Tahiti and fairly close to Samoa. Quoting CMSEO, the spokesman said that Tiangong-1 re-entered earth atmosphere this morning.
A CH-53E Super Stallion, used mainly for heavy lifting of military equipment, comes down near El Centro, close to Mexico's border. The names of the crewmembers will be withheld until 24 hours after their relatives are notified, the Miramar base said.
NYSE sets Spotify reference price at $132
Investors will most likely weigh the company's potential for growth, considering its 12-year streak of failing to turn a profit. In a recent regulatory filing, Spotify said that it had 159 million monthly users including 71 million paying subscribers.
Prince Philip admitted to hospital for planned surgery
King Edward VII is the private hospital of choice for the royal family and has been treating members of the monarchy for decades. Buckingham Palace said in a short statement: "The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation".
United Nations launches $3B Yemen appeal
The funding appeal came a day after several children were among those killed in a strike on the rebel-held port of Hodeida. Riyadh has repeatedly accused the Houthis of acting as a proxy force for Shia Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-foe in the region.
Disney To Launch $5 Monthly ESPN+ Streaming Service On April 12
The service will be integrated into a "re-imagined" version of the ESPN app , Disney says in a note with more details on content. On the MLB front, there'll be an ESPN + MLB game every day throughout the regular season, for a total of more than 180 games.
Intel Rolls Out Core i9 Mobile Processors
The H-series processors mentioned above actually have the "G" suffix, and today, Intel announced the actual "H" chips . Intel tells us that its Optane memory is "available across both 8th Gen Intel Core mobile and desktop platforms".
Google is planning to launch a mid-range Pixel phone in India
But there's just one (huge) catch: the device will be aimed at India and other emerging markets, according to the Economic Times . The recent advent of internet penetration due to cheaper data will help Google to realise the maximum potential of the products.