According to the representative, the team behind the plane is confident that the craft will be ultrafast and ultraquiet. As the Lockheed Martin representative explained, building the plane is really only Phase 1 of the entire project. It's the Shock Sensing Probe! With Phase 2, further testing, certifications and acoustic or sound validation will occur. But will a plane that travels at supersonic speeds, or faster than the speed of sound, really be quiet enough to avoid causing a major disturbance? Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! The wing assembly is lifted by a crane and moved to another area of the manufacturing floor in preparation for wing skin installation.
Sidney. Age: 25.
This follows a year of serious progress as the plane's wings have been assembled at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California, and innovative systems for the craft continue to develop.
Libby. Age: 23.
Follow us on Twitter Spacedotcom and on Facebook. The 10 Fastest Military Airplanes. According to the representative, the team behind the plane is confident that the craft will be ultrafast and ultraquiet. It's the Shock Sensing Probe!