supersonic

NASA Will Be Building a Quiet, Supersonic Aircraft: the X-59

NASA's X-Plane Program has been around for 70 years. Over the course of those decades, the agency has developed a…

3 years ago

This is an Actual Photograph of the Shock Waves from Supersonic Jets Interacting with Each Other

After more than 10 years of hard work, NASA has reached another milestone. We're accustomed to NASA reaching milestones, but…

4 years ago

How Fast is Mach One?

While we tend to think of Mach One as being the speed it takes to break the sound barrier, its…

5 years ago

What Is Air Resistance?

Simply put, air resistance (aka. drag) describes the forces that act opposite to an object's velocity as it travels through…

7 years ago

Record-Setting Freefall Attempt Will be Webcast

Want to know what it is like to bail out in near space and freefall 37 km (23 miles) to…

12 years ago

Skydiver Hopes to Break the Speed of Sound in Freefall

[/caption] The speed of sound -- historically called the 'sound barrier' – has been broken by rockets, various jet-powered aircraft…

13 years ago

What is the Fastest Jet In The World?

If you're thinking the X-15 still holds the record for the fastest jet in the world, think again. That title…

13 years ago