Is this the son of Concorde? Boeing's supersonic passenger plane tested by Nasa

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...models-Boeing-supersonic-passenger-plane.html

    • Tests could lead to first commercial supersonic flights since Concorde
    • Air-flow is tested at simulated supersonic speeds and controlled remotely through an inlet above the pilot
    • Researchers trying to find ways to reduce sonic boom noise
    • Details of unique aircraft being kept under wraps
    Nasa has begun testing models of a 'son of Concorde' aircraft - a passenger plane that would travel faster than the speed of sound.

    The supersonic aircraft, which has been designed by The Boeing Company, is hoping to fill the gap left by Concorde when it was retired in November 2003.

    At the moment, commercial supersonic planes are not allowed to fly over land because of the noise created by sonic booms.

    The tests being carried out at Nasa's Glenn Research Center in Ohio are trying to establish whether the volume of these sonic booms can be reduced.
    A photo of Nasa's latest test, taken through a window in the sidewall of Nasa's supersonic wind tunnel in Cleveland, shows a 1.79 percent scale model of the aircraft.
    Boeing has been tight-lipped on the details of the aircraft.
    Researchers tested the performance of air inlets situated on the top of the model to see whether changing the amount of airflow at supersonic speeds affected the aircraft's performance, emissions and noise levels.

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    Exciting if it were to actually happen. Sad I missed out on the Concorde experience.
     
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  3. NYBanker
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    Lets hope the math works.
     
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    second that!
     
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    One of the big regrets of my travel life.
     
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    truly, although to be fair (or just console myself) i was a poor starving student at the time. No, doesn't make me feel better, still a regret :(
     
  7. skyvan

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    Why would anyone want to spend less time in first class?
     

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