Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

NASA 'Scramjet' Streaks Across Pacific

NPR's Noah Adams speaks with NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Talk of the Nation Science Friday, about the successful flight of a NASA prototype "scramjet," an unmanned experimental aircraft with a revolutionary new air-breathing engine that achieved a speed of nearly 7,000 mph in a recent test mission over the Pacific Ocean.

Copyright 2004 NPR

Ira Flatow
Noah Adams, long-time co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, brings more than three decades of radio experience to his current job as a contributing correspondent for NPR's National Desk., focusing on the low-wage workforce, farm issues, and the Katrina aftermath. Now based in Ohio, he travels extensively for his reporting assignments, a position he's held since 2003.