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NASA is reinvigorating supersonic commercial air travel.


With help from , is reinvigorating supersonic commercial air travel.

“Last week, the agency said it was putting $2.3 million into eight projects to overcome barriers to commercial supersonic flight. The announcement comes more than a decade after the Concorde completed the world’s last flight that carried paying customers two times faster than the speed of sound.

The goal of the new work is to make supersonic flight greener by reducing high-altitude emissions and to cut down on the noise from sonic booms, the extremely loud report from a shockwave created by an aircraft flying faster than 660 mph, the speed of sound at aircraft cruising altitude.”

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