NASA Supersonic Science Aims to Shush Sonic Booms. NASA is currently researching new designs for supersonic aircraft, and the space agency is now focusing on reducing the strength of the sonic booms, the bane of supersonic flight.
The Lockheed Blackbird was designed over fifty years ago and flew over times the speed of sound. During the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese fired approximately 800 missiles at none of which managed to score a hit. NASA operated the two