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2014-07-07 16:20:32

HAMPTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 8, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, former NASA engineer and Eagle Aeronautics Director for Projects Domenic Maglieri will present "Sonic Boom: A Review of Six Decades of Research" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Maglieri will take a look back at how 60 years of aeronautics research has helped to understand the sonic boom,...

Supersonic Passenger Travel May Be Coming Closer To Reality
2014-06-18 03:31:45

Karen Northon, NASA The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms. Several NASA aeronautics researchers will present their work in Atlanta this week at Aviation 2014, an annual event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. They will share with the global aviation community the progress they are making in overcoming some of the biggest hurdles to supersonic passenger...

2014-06-17 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA's efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Several NASA aeronautics researchers will present their work in Atlanta this week at Aviation 2014, an annual event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. They will share with the global aviation community the...

Lockheed Martin future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines under the wings and one on top of the fuselage
2014-03-18 05:44:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly a decade ago, the French Concorde landed for the last time at Heathrow Airport. Commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as your lost luggage ever since. This hasn't stopped NASA from searching for solutions that will get supersonic passenger travel up and going once again. Aerospace engineers have made significant progress in their understanding of supersonic flight since the Concorde folded up its wings, but one...

NASA Focuses On Supsersonic Shockwaves
2013-09-13 16:33:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New images released by NASA depict actual shockwaves in vivid colors emanating from a plane flying at supersonic speed. Using a twin telescope and digital camera system on the ground at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, scientists created schlieren images, which show density variations in air and other transparent media. Special illumination in the images mark changes in the density of the air, revealing the shockwaves....

NASA Dryden F/A-18 Will Be Chasing 'FaINT' Sonic Booms
2012-10-26 09:22:14

NASA´s Supersonics Project will embark on its latest effort to soften sonic booms when a NASA F/A-18 aircraft takes to the air in a project called Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, beginning in late October. As the latest in a continuing progression of NASA supersonics research projects aimed at reducing or mitigating the effect of sonic booms, FaINT is designed to enable engineers to better understand evanescent waves, an acoustic phenomenon that occurs at the...

Biplane Design Could Break Sound Barrier
2012-03-15 12:25:14

MIT researchers have found a way to produce a cheaper, quieter and fuel-efficient biplane that is capable of traveling at supersonic speeds. The team has shown through a computer model that a modified biplane can produce significantly less drag than a conventional single-wing aircraft at supersonic cruise speeds. Qiqi Wang, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, said less drag would allow the plane to require less fuel, making it cheaper to fly, and would also make it...

2011-03-30 07:25:00

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphic Armor, Inc., in association with KISS® and Condomania®, announced today the release of the newest KISS Kondoms(TM), the world's first FDA-approved "Picture Condoms(TM)" featuring a full color image right on the latex! Originally introduced in 2002 by Condomania, KISS Kondoms(TM) were the first to display a color photographic image of a celebrity on both the condom wrapper and box. The innovation...

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2011-01-24 12:14:03

Sonic booms usually mean something cool. The space shuttle is coming in for a landing or a jet fighter is flying overhead. We don't hear them very often, so when we do it's an event. But imagine if aircraft manufacturers designed and built a vehicle that carried passengers or cargo at supersonic speeds over land. Sonic booms would be happening all the time; and they're loud and annoying. That's why the Concorde flew over the ocean. Noise regulations in most countries wouldn't allow it to fly...


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