NASA’s X-59 QueSST Supersonic Jet Has a 4K Display Instead of a Front Window

Interesting Engineering | Jun 25, 2019 at 4:06 PM
  • Designed with a bunch of aerodynamic tweaks to a traditional supersonic aircraft profile, the X-59 QueSST will hopefully produce a reduced intensity sonic boom after reaching supersonic speeds.
  • Sonic booms are produced by any object traveling faster than the speed of sound.
  • If the car is traveling at supersonic speeds, however, its breaking the sound barrier means that this first part of this effect is cut off to an observer completely since the car would travel faster than the sound its engine is making.