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NASA conducts quiet sonic boom tests near Texas Gulf Coast


November 7, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — NASA is monitoring how residents living near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms as the space agency works on an experimental aircraft that could significantly reduce commercial flight times.

NASA launched a two-week research project Monday on quiet supersonic research flights near Galveston, the Houston Chronicle reported. NASA is flying an F/A-18 jet in a unique maneuver over the Gulf of Mexico to assess the community's response to the noise.

A spokesman said NASA officials hope the tests will produce data that can be used by the agency when testing t...

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