A team led by Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $20 million contract from NASA on Monday to help build a new supersonic jet.
The award was part of a competition where participants submitted designs to, “create a jet that can fly faster than sound without the normal sonic boom that can shatter windows in house below, “according to Engadget.
Lockheed and its partner GE will start this process by constructing preliminary designs for the plane over the course of 17 months. A full design will come later at an unspecified date, but NASA said it hopes test flights can begin in 2020.
You can watch the competition video below:
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