NASA’s supersonic aircraft will have an incredibly powerful engine. This will minimize the level of rumble when the aircraft switches to supersonic speed. This is reported by Space.com.

Now the project is approaching the stage of demonstration flight over populated areas, the publication notes.

NASA Quesst X-59 Supersonic Aircraft will have an engine 4 meters long. With it The X-59 will reach supersonic speeds. The engine was created by General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric.

According to the publication, the X-59 will have speeds of up to Mach 1,4 and a flight altitude of about 16,764 meters. The engine was installed on the aircraft at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works plant in Palmdale, California, in early November.

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