Flight testing for NASA's mini X-Plane successful

04/7/2010 | Wired.com

Engineers from NASA and Boeing have successfully completed a test flight of the small-scale version of the X-48B, a blended-wing body design that could represent an efficient new airliner of the future. The design gives the fuselage a significant role in the lift, and with most passengers placed in the aircraft's large center section, the plane could burn much less fuel than current designs.

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