The Weird Supersonic Plane That Will Not Boom

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There's a reason why the Concorde only few over the Atlantic Ocean: Sonic booms. If every airplane were supersonic, it'd be extremely noisy and annoying. Fortunately, NASA is working in a solution.

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NASA is working on multiple experiments to develop an airplane that will not boom like Steve Jobs in a keynote. If they achieve their objectives, it will solve one of the problems of civilian supersonic flight. It will also make planes look like flying narwhals. And we are ok with that. [NASA]

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How many times does it boom? Just once it reaches Mach 1 right?

How is that that serious of a situation.