How LOUD Is A Supersonic Plane?

How LOUD is a sonic boom from a supersonic plane? 20 years ago, when the famous Concorde stopped flying, the answer was close to a balloon popping right next to you or just above nearby thunder. But now NASA is building a new, hopefully much quieter supersonic plane.

That matters, because sonic booms were a big part of why supersonic planes were banned over many countries – and why you can’t fly supersonic today. If NASA succeeds, they could help bring back supersonic flight, and allow you and me to fly faster than sound.

We got to go see NASA’s new plane, so if you’re curious, go watch our longer episode!

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