28 Feb '16, 4pm

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A new ten-year federal budget plan includes New Aviation Horizons—a NASA program to design, build, and fly a new generation of experimental aircraft known as “X-planes.” If the budget that President Obama recently proposed is approved, NASA would begin the program, which aims to redesign aircraft in order to reduce fuel emissions while making flights quieter and less expensive. Since the 1940s, X-Planes have been known for pushing the limits of aviation and (literally) breaking new barriers. The X-1, for example, was the first plane to break the sound barrier. Previous X-Planes set records for speed, range, and altitude. Now, the proposed 21st century version of the program would focus on new goals. We need the X-planes to prove, in an undeniable way, how that tech can make aviation more Earth friendly, reduce delays and maintain safety for the flying public, and support a...

Full article: http://incompliancemag.com/nasa-proposes-21st-century-x-p...

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