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Schlieren Photography: NASA May Halve Flight Times by Eliminating Sonic Boom of Supersonic Flights
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA has successfully tested a new technique that will prove its planes can fly faster than the speed of sound without producing a sonic boom, potentially halving current commercial flight times. The space agency has photographed sonic shockwaves using cutting-edge solar technology in preparation for the 2022 flight of its newest experimental stealth plane. NASA needs to prove the next-generation craft are quiet before it can roll out the technology. read more


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