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NASA Deputy Discusses Supersonic, Hypersonic Technology Research

10 September 2018
Aviation Today reported on a panel discussing “cutting-edge technologies” at the “Air Traffic Control Association’s annual Blue Skies event on Thursday.” Speakers including NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Strategy Robert Pearce discussed supersonic and hypersonic technology and artificial intelligence research. According to Pearce, “Hypersonics, for commercial applications, we’re still a couple decades away.” He added that while the military is making strides with the technology, “and we’ll use the flight opportunities that are coming to better our understanding of that environment and the fundamentals to build those kinds of vehicles...for hypersonics, you just don’t have the margins yet” to make commercial aircraft viable. (Image Credit: NASA)
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