NASA reveals its X-59 space aircraft

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According to latest information reaching us, NASA will provide live coverage as it reveals its X-59 aircraft at 4 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 12, as part of the agency’s Quesst mission to make commercial supersonic flight possible.

For the first time, the public will see the painted aircraft, which will be unveiled during a ceremony hosted by prime contractor Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California.

The ceremony and rollout of the aircraft will stream live on the NASA+ streaming service. Coverage also will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, YouTube, and on the agency’s website. Learn how to stream NASA TV through a variety of platforms, including social media. 

Speakers at the event include:

  • NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy
  • NASA Associate Administrator James Free
  • Bob Pearce, associate administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • John Clark, vice president and general manager, Skunk Works
  • Greg Ulmer, executive vice president of aeronautics, Lockheed Martin

Members of the media with questions about attending the event should contact Skunk Works.

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