NASA's aircraft of the future (images) Summary: NASA is attempting to fill the skies with quieter, faster, more fuel efficient, and carbonless aircraft. By Andy Smith | August 18, 2011 -- 06:37 GMT (23:37 PDT) Previous | Next Image 8 of 14 This image shows the wide fuselage of the D8 aircraft. Credit: NASA/MIT Topics: Travel Tech, Nasa / Space Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.