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Boom Supersonic will roll its XB-1 demonstrator aircraft out of its facilities in Centennial, Colorado, on Wednesday and reveal the vehicle publicly for the first time.

The rollout marks the handoff from the design, development, and build phase to testing, said Blake Scholl, Boom founder and chief executive. After undergoing a series of ground tests, the 21-meter-long aircraft will begin a flight test campaign in the third quarter of 2021 at Mojave Air and Space Port, Scholl said. “We’ll be supersonic by the end of next year,” he added. This is about a year later than the company’s original plans.

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  • A test pilot in Russia has flown the country’s new Su-57 fighter jet without its protective canopy.
  • Footage of the test appears briefly in a video uploaded by Russia’s Ministry of Defense to YouTube.
  • The test was likely to ensure there were no issues in case the canopy accidentally … went away.

    Russia’s Ministry of Defense has dropped a new video that includes some very unusual flying. In the video, a pilot is flying Russia’s long-in-the-works Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jet, known to NATO as the “Felon,” without the usual plexiglass cockpit canopy that protects him from the elements. The flight is likely taking place to ensure there are no unexpected issues flying the plane if the canopy were to suddenly come off.

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    Here’s the video. The missing canopy shot is at the 1:10 mark, but the

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