Rollout of the X-59 Quesst Supersonic Plane (Official NASA Broadcast)

Watch the rollout of NASA’s newly painted X-59 Quesst supersonic aircraft live from Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California.

Quesst is NASA’s mission to demonstrate how the X-59 can fly supersonic without generating loud sonic booms, and then survey what people hear when it flies overhead. Reaction to the quieter sonic “thumps” will be shared with regulators who will then consider writing new sound-based rules to lift the ban on faster-than-sound flight over land.

More on this NASA Aeronautics mission: https://www.nasa.gov/mission/quesst/

Credit: NASA

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