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The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twinjet supersonic jet trainer. It was the world's first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced.

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Why do shockwaves extend past the body that created them?

Why do shockwaves extend past the body that created them? As seen in this photo, the shock doesn’t stop in the air the plane is effecting, but continues on. I always assumed it was high pressure air ...
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Does NASA use T-38's to train all crew members of a space flight as pilots?

Did all NASA flight crew recruits learn to fly when preparing for Space Shuttle missions? Obviously, the pilot — and I am guessing the commander, too — would be USAF / USN / USMC pilots, but what ...
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What would prohibit a T-38 Talon from being certified in the Acrobatic category?

The definition of the acrobatic category in FAR 23.3 reads as follows: (c) The acrobatic category is limited to airplanes that have a seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of nine or less, ...
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