supersonic travel

Supersonic Travel – Is it Making a Comeback?

In August 15, 2019

Since 2003, supersonic flights were banned from traveling across land. The reason being was that the speed of the plane was so high (faster than the speed of sound at 760mph), it created a shock wave that would hit land and create a loud thud. This is known as a shock wave (supersonic boom). The loud thud sound was very alarming for civilians on land, therefore the government banned supersonic flights from traveling over land and limited supersonic travel to overseas only.

However, NASA rose up to the challenge and they have designed a new plane that limits the sound of the supersonic booms. “By careful shaping of the aircraft, the goal is to weaken the shock waves or to prevent them from reaching the ground.” 

The first flight demonstration is scheduled to begin in 2021.

To learn more about the future of supersonic travel, click hereor go to Official Travel Documentsfor more updates.

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