Aeronautics Research

The budget request ($819.0) supports five programs within the Agency’s Aeronautics portfolio: (1) Airspace Operations and Safety Program, (2) Advanced Air Vehicles Program, (3) Integrated Aviation Systems Program, (4) Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program, and (5) Aerosciences Evaluation and Test Capabilities Program. [1]

With its more modest budget increase in FY 2021, the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will continue progress toward the Low-Boom Flight Demonstration, to develop a quiet supersonic aircraft in partnership with Lockheed Martin. The X-59 demonstrator is expected to be delivered to NASA in the 2021 calendar year.

Updated October 2020, by Kevine Lidoro