The experimental X-59 aircraft by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is gearing up for its inaugural flight in 2024 and is set to redefine the possibilities of supersonic travel—thanks to its low-noise flight over land design.

With its primary objective of mitigating the thunderous sonic booms that have long hindered supersonic military and commercial aircraft, this remarkable aircraft marks a promising leap forward in aviation technology.

Let’s zoom into the key features, history, and potential impacts of this groundbreaking aircraft.

A Quest for Quieter Supersonic Flight

The X-59 experimental aircraft is the brainchild of NASA in collaboration with Lockheed-Martin Skunk Works, renowned for its impressive track record in engineering advanced aircraft for diverse applications.