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Special Publication A panel of the dark-colored skin of the wing of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology airplane is laid in place over the wing’s interior framework for permanent attachment. The volume underneath will serve as a fuel tank. The X-59 is under construction by Lockheed Martin at the company’s Skunk Works factory in California. (Lockheed Martin photograph) A panel of the dark-colored skin of the wing of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology airplane is laid in place over the wing’s interior framework for permanent attachment. The volume underneath will serve as a fuel tank. The X-59 is under construction by Lockheed Martin at the company’s Skunk Works factory in California. (Lockheed Martin photograph)

NASA’s X-59 Quiet Supersonic Transport beginning to resemble actual aircraft

A heavy chorus of bolting and machinery filled the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, assembly building as engineers, system...

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