Science News Roundup: NASA unveils its first electric airplane - a work in progressReuters | Updated: 11-11-2019 02:33 IST | Created: 11-11-2019 02:27 IST
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NASA unveils its first electric airplane - a work in progress
NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 "Maxwell," on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert. Adapted from a Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 has been under development since 2015 and remains at least a year away from its first test flight in the skies over Edward Air Force Base.