Lockheed Martin

October 28, 2023

X-59 Selected as One of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023PALMDALE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2023 – The X-59 experimental supersonic aircraft, built by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® (NYSE: LMT) and NASA Aeronautics, was selected as one of TIME’s “Top Inventions of 2023” in the Transportation category. Every year for over two decades, TIME editors have highlighted the most impactful new products and ideas in TIME’s Best Inventions issue. The data will help NASA provide regulators with the information needed to establish an acceptable commercial supersonic noise standard to repeal the current ban on commercial supersonic travel over land. Early next year, the X-59 will be unveiled to the public at a rollout ceremony in Palmdale, California, before the aircraft takes its first flight later in the year. About Lockheed MartinHeadquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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