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Images: Airplanes of Tomorrow, NASA's Vision of Future Air Travel

Bright Minds, Right Ideas at MIT

NASA/MIT

Selecting Design Concepts

NASA/Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

The Double Bubble D8 in Flight

NASA/MIT/Aurora Flight Sciences

GE Aviation: Small but Mighty

NASA/GE Aviation

Northrop Grumman: Not Business as Usual

NASA/Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Volt Future Aircraft Design from Boeing

NASA/The Boeing Company

Green Supersonic Machine

NASA/Lockheed Martin Corporation

Boeing's "Iconic" Idea

NASA/The Boeing Company

MIT Says Bigger Is Better

NASA/MIT/Aurora Flight Sciences

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