Out in the sunbaked expanses of Palmdale, California, a spectacle unlike any other unfolded at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works.

It was the kind of day that puts a glint in the eye of anyone who’s ever looked skyward and dreamed.

There, amid the dust and desert heat, the veil was lifted off something that might just change the game: the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology experimental test aircraft, or QueSST for short.

A Leap into the Sonic Unknown

This wasn’t just another aircraft rollout; it was the dawn of a new era in supersonic travel.