New NASA Plane Could Eliminate Gas-Guzzling Airliners

picture - NASAAt NASA, an experiment is underway that could revolutionize the aviation industry.

A fully electric plane.

NASA is looking to the skies, unveiling the X-57 also known as the “Maxwell”. Maxwell, a single-seater plane that bears a striking resemblance to a Cessna, uses electric propulsion rather than burning fuel. The project is part of NASA’s $790 million “New Aviation Horizons” initiative: an ambitious 10-year program to see the replacement of the roaring, gas-guzzling commercial jetliners we use today, with a quieter, greener alternative.

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