Hybrid Wing Body H-Series
For the most part, NASA says, the four teams focused on designs that would save fuel by cruising at slower speeds--roughly Mach 0.7, or 5 percent to 10 percent slower than current aircraft.
The embedded engines in the H-Series would use "variable area nozzles with thrust vectoring," and the aircraft would also feature noise-shielding technologies and advanced on-board system for monitoring vehicle health.
May 18, 2010 11:45 AM PDT
Photo by: NASA/MIT/Aurora Flight Sciences
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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