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NASA Hybrid Electric Research Plane Gets X Number, New Name

Featuring 14 electric motors, NASA's X-57 will demonstrate one way electric propulsion can be integrated with aircraft structures to achieve more efficient, quieter, and more environmentally friendly aviation compared to conventional aircraft. Credit: NASA Langley/Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA, Inc.WASHINGTON, June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed "Maxwell." NASA...

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