If you’re a frequent traveler, you know that spending long hours in the plane can be a huge hassle. Fortunately, this problem may no longer exist in the future – thanks to NASA’s efforts.
According to reports, the space agency and aerospace company Lockhead Martin are currently working on a new supersonic plane that could travel from London to New York in only 3 hours.
This plane is going to revolutionize air travel as we know it.
Called the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, the plane is capable of “travelling at speeds of 1,100 miles per hour,” a Unilad report shared. Moreover, it is also much quieter compared with other planes since it produces a silent sonic boom as it breaks sound barrier.
As the official Lockhead Martin website tells us, working on the aircraft is “marking a milestone to bring supersonic commercial travel over land one step closer to reality.”
Peter Iosifidis, Low Boom Flight Demonstrator program manager Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, explained:
“The start of manufacturing on the project marks a great leap forward for the X-59 and the future of quiet supersonic commercial travel.
“The long, slender design of the aircraft is the key to achieving a low sonic boom. As we enter into the manufacturing phase, the aircraft structure begins to take shape, bringing us one step closer to enabling supersonic travel for passengers around the world.”
The US government has approved budget proposals from NASA and they were given $19.9 billion to spend for 2019 – a big increase compared to this year’s $500 million.
The budget report specifically mentioned:
“The Budget continues strong programs in science and aeronautics, including a supersonic X-plane, planetary defence from hazardous asteroids, and potentially a bold mission to retrieve pieces of Mars for scientific study on Earth.
“As it pioneers the space frontier, NASA supports growth of the Nation’s space economy, increases understanding of the universe and America’s place in it, and advances America’s aerospace technology.
“The Budget fully funds the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator, an experimental supersonic (faster than the speed of sound) airplane that would make its first flight in 2021.”
It also said:
“This ‘X-plane’ would open a new market for US companies to build faster commercial airliners, creating jobs and cutting cross-country flight times in half.
“The Budget also increases funding for research on flight at speeds more than five times the speed of sound, commonly referred to as hypersonics.
“Hypersonics research is critical to understanding how crewed and robotic spacecraft can safely enter and exit the atmospheres of planets. Hypersonics also has applications for national defense.”
So yes, no pun intended but this project is definitely, uh, taking off.
Watch out, folks! This is going to be awesome.
Facebook Will Soon Allow Users To Delete Sent Messages Within 10 Minutes
This will save you from epic embarrassment!
Ever experienced that awful moment when you suddenly realized that you’ve mistakenly sent the wrong message to a wrong person on Facebook Messenger? That can be really awkward (or even extremely humiliating) especially if the message is supposed to be confidential.
Well thanks to an upcoming update, you just might be able to save yourself from epic embarrassment. According to reports, Facebook Messenger will soon give its users the option to delete sent messages for up to 10 minutes after the said message has originally been sent.
Sounds like a lifesaver, you say? Well read on and learn more about this awesome update....
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Moreover, the device has been getting lots of positive reviews!
It's official, folks! Samsung's foldable Galaxy X smartphone could no longer be considered the first in the world. As it appears, the highly-anticipated device from the South Korean tech giant has been beaten by a new product from a small Chinese firm.
Royole Corp's FlexPai has been released ahead of Galaxy X and what's even more amazing is that tech reviewers are now raving about it. The device features a 1.8-inch plastic screen that's capable of a 180-degree twist. At a San Francisco event, The Verge and Mashable were able to test the FlexPai and both have declared that the smartphone's folding technology really works.
Two Dads Invent Boob-Shaped Baby Bottle To Help Mothers With Easier Feeding Time
The Nanobébé heats breastmilk much faster and is easier to use for infants.
A baby's feeding time can be time-consuming and difficult for most parents. Luckily, two awesome dads decided to invent a special feeding bottle that can easily warm breast milk and comfort infants.
Ayal Lanternari came up with the idea while trying to feed his son in the middle of the night. The young father thought there might be a faster way to heat the milk so he could feed the baby sooner. Lanternari pitched the idea to his friend Asaf Kehat and the two dads came up with Nanobébé, the feeding bottle shaped like a woman's breast.
These awesome dads came up with the amazing invention that can help in breastfeeding.