NASA Offers Glimpse Into Future

They may never actually come to fruition, but The Seattle Post has published some interesting aircraft designs from Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman that reflect what airplanes in the year 2025 might look like.

NASA challenged the companies to design planes that met the seemingly impossible task of reducing noise while significantly reducing fuel consumption. All three designs are drastically different and some appear to be military while others like the Lockheed Martin design (pictured below) appear to be for commercial purposes.

Don’t get your hopes up yet; with thousands of backordered planes it’s unlikely Boeing or Airbus will be racing to design space-age aircraft anytime soon. But we can dream…

(NASA/Lockheed Martin)

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