Recent images released by NASA reveal three designs by top aerospace companies Northrop Grumman, Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin. These designs amongst other entries were part of NASA's effort in visualizing the passenger plane of the future for 2025...
NASA set the bar pretty high for the competition to design the dream airplanes. They had to be quieter, burn less fuel and emit fewer pollutants than current airliners, carry between 50,000 and 100,000 pounds of payload and be capable of Mach .85 for a range of 7,000 miles. "For the rest of this year, each team will be exploring, testing, simulating, keeping and discarding innovations and technologies to make their design a winner," NASA said on its website.
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