This Is What You Will Fly In 2025, According To NASA

Last year NASA awarded contracts to three teams at Lockheed Martin, Northrop Gurmman and Boeing to create a perfect plane for 2025, silent and with low fuel consumption. Here is what they came up with, which could enter service in 2025.

These are NASA requirements:

And each design has to fly up to 85 percent of the speed of sound; cover a range of approximately 7,000 miles; and carry between 50,000 and 100,000 pounds of payload, either passengers or cargo.

The first one is the proposal by Lockheed. This one is by Northrop Grumman:

And here's the Boeing one:

Quite different approaches to the same problem. We will see what really happens when the release date comes. [NASA]