Some inventors want to build a better mousetrap. NASA scientists want to build a better airplane. Better means it flies farther on a tankful of fuel and makes less noise doing so. NASA’s Subsonic Fixed Wing Project works with the aviation industry in a program to help invent the next generation of aircraft. We got an update from Richard Wahls, project scientist for the project.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.