Watch NASA's supersonic X-59 jet come together in Lockheed Martin's new video
NASA's new X-59 supersonic jet is coming together quickly after its latest pit stop in California.
Engineers at Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works facility in Palmdale talked about the work of the forthcoming quiet supersonic flyer in a new
YouTube video, released a few weeks after the jet arrived in April after stress tests in Fort Worth, Texas.
The X-59 supersonic jet video, which Lockheed posted Wednesday (May 10), opens with an incredible timelapse
showing the jet coming together within view of a large team of technicians, seeking to make supersonic flight more silent than ever before.
While previous generations of such aircraft, such as Concorde, were known to rattle windows when flying over
the speed of sound, the X-59, NASA has said previously, should be no more noisy than a car door slamming 20 feet (6 meters) away.
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