The first of three unpiloted X-43 vehicles in NASA’s
Hyper-X program will soon begin hypersonic flight from NASA’s
Dryden Flight Research Center, CA.

Flying from seven to ten times the speed of sound, using air-
breathing scramjet engines instead of traditional rocket
power, the smaller, 12-foot-long X-43 could represent a major
leap forward in the goal of providing faster, more reliable
and less expensive access to space.

On Wednesday, April 18, at 1 p.m. EDT, NASA will conduct a
press briefing from Dryden, featuring key program and project
officials to outline plans for upcoming X-43 flights and the
Hyper-X program. Reporters will be able to ask questions from
participating NASA centers.

The press briefing will be carried on NASA Television, which
is available on GE-2, transponder 9C, located at 85 degrees
West longitude, with vertical polarization. Frequency will be
on 3880 MHz, with audio on 6.8 MHz.