#Lockheed Martin

NASA’s “Son of Concorde” X-59 Set for Historic First Flight

Long Read

Imagine flying from New York to London only to land across the pond in a mere 90 minutes. This hyper-fast future of air travel is approaching liftoff as NASA prepares its trailblazing X-59 jet for a history-making inaugural test flight. Dubbed the "Son of Concorde," NASA's bullet-nosed X-59...

X-59 QueSST Tail Milestone Reached

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The supersonic future of aviation is coming closer to reality as the Lockheed Martin X-59 QueSST ("Quiet SuperSonic Technology") reaches a significant milestone. The experimental aircraft, developed in partnership with NASA, has installed its tail assembly. The X-59 aims to revolutionise the aviation industry by making supersonic travel...

Promising advances in rocket propulsion offer a new era of spaceflight

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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has recently commissioned three private companies, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics, to develop nuclear fission thermal rockets for use in lunar orbit. Such a development, if flown, could usher in a new era of spaceflight. That said, it...