NASA unveils its first electric airplane

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has launched its 1st all-electric experimental aircraft named the X-57 “Maxwell”. It is NASA’s 1st crewed X-plane (experimental plane) in nearly 2 decades adapted from Italian Tecnam P2006T aircraft. The first delivery of the all-electric experimental aircraft was taken from Empirical Systems Aerospace (ESAero) in California, United States(US). The aircraft is expected to be operational by late 2020.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS SO 2019:

  • NASA Administrator: Jim Bridenstine.
  • NASA established: 29 July 1958.

Source: The Livemint

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