NASA hopes the piloted plane, designed to produce sonic booms barely audible from the ground, will provide crucial data that could benefit commercial supersonic passenger air travel.


NASA isn't alone in its quest to revive supersonic air travel. Japan Airlines recently invested $10 million into Boom Technologies, a Denver-based start-up that also hopes to revive supersonic air travel in the next decade. Meanwhile Spike Aerospace is hoping to test its S-512 Supersonic Jet by the close of this year.''

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