From Seoul to New York City In Just 7 Hours?

A Silent Supersonic Plane That Can Fly From Seoul To New York In Just Seven Hours Has Developed

Developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, the quiet supersonic aircraft, or X-59, is being called a “technology that could change the way humans travel” because it’s both quiet and fast.

If it becomes available, the X-59 could cut flight times in half. While flying at a whopping 1,490 kilometers per hour, the noise level is only 75 dB – the sound level of a car door slamming shut. To reduce air resistance, the nose of the plane is longer and more pointed, and the cockpit’s forward-facing windows have been removed.

After the first test flight later this year, the team will work on analyzing the noise until 2026 before considering commercial use.

Meanwhile, aircraft flying at supersonic speeds have been developed in the past. However, the noise generated when an aircraft breaks the speed of sound has prevented them from flying.

The X-59 was developed with a focus on solving the problems of these supersonic aircraft. According to NASA’s announcement, the X-59 can fly at about 1488 kilometers per hour, 1.4 times the speed of sound, while dramatically reducing the noise it produces.

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