How America’s New X-59 Supersonic Jet Contributes to More Economic Inequality
by Minister Paul J. Bern
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Hello once again, my dearly beloved readers and viewers. It looks like to US military-industrial complex has done it again. Just this past week, we saw the unveiling of America’s newest and best supersonic jet. This plane has the built-in capability of traveling at well in excess of the speed of sound, which is about 700Mph, without the resulting ‘sonic boom’. Here are some quotes from the original article about the aircraft’s capabilities and the history of it’s development.
A Few Quotes From a Certain Article
“NASA and Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Work advanced projects division have formally debuted the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology experimental test aircraft, or QueSST. With build work on the X-59 now complete, the countdown for the first flight is on, with the future of supersonic passenger flight perhaps dependent on its successful outcome.
“This is a major accomplishment made possible only through the hard work and ingenuity from NASA and the entire X-59 team,” NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy said today. “In just a few short years we’ve gone from an ambitious concept to reality. NASA’s X-59 will help change the way we travel, bringing us closer together in much less time.” (Never mind the fact that only those who can afford a plane ticket will ever see the inside of it — PJB)
“It is worth noting that the X-59 project dates back to 2016 and NASA had originally hoped that the aircraft would take the skies for the first time in 2020. The goal had more recently been for the first flight to occur last year, but the plan is now for this milestone to occur later this year. NASA says the most recent schedule slip was the result of the QueSST team having to work through “several technical challenges…