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NASA Armstrong’s F/A-18 aircraft will fly during the agency’s QSF-18 flight campaign over Galveston, Texas.
NASA has updated the date for the media day event at which journalists are invited to learn about the agency’s Quiet Supersonic Flights 2018 campaign.
The event will now take place Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Houston area.
Test pilots and project leads will be available for interviews and to share information about the flight series, known as QSF18, and its contributions to NASA aeronautics research.
Media also will get a close-up look at flight operations with
NASA’s F/A-18 research aircraft as they are used to test
community response over Galveston, Texas, using a
“quiet thump” technique designed to reduce loud
sonic booms typically associated with supersonic flight.
The event is weather-dependent, but is currently scheduled to
begin at 10 a.m. CST at Ellington Field, just north of
NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, then moves to
Galveston, where QSF18 field team members operating
microphone stations will measure sound levels.
Reporters will have an opportunity to observe the
field equipment and interview personnel during
periods between quiet thumps.
Media planning to attend must contact the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 before noon Friday, Nov. 9. The event is weather dependent. Should inclement weather occur, please contact the Johnson newsroom for more information.
The QSF18 campaign is a cooperative effort involving NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, Johnson, and NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
For more information about NASA’s QSF18 flight campaign, visit:
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