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Rocket Man: Land-Speed Racer Pushes 1,000 MpH Barrier [Slide Show]

England's Bloodhound Project successfully tested its booster in October, but other racers are likewise in hot pursuit of the land-speed record
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NORTH AMERICAN EAGLE

The North American Eagle's chassis is a rehabbed F-104 jet fuselage that has completed 31 test runs. The Eagle's top speed will be 1,340 kph (835 mph), and it has gone about 965 kph (600 mph).....[ More ]

SONIC WIND:

In the desert east of Los Angeles, Waldo Stakes, chief executive of California-based Bloodhound competitor Land Speed Research Vehicles, is designing the Sonic Wind, a car he says will crack 3,200 kph (2,000 mph).....[ More ]

HYBRID ROCKET TEST:

During the October test--its first--the Bloodhound engine performed as expected, igniting for 10 seconds and creating 6,350 kilograms (14,000 pounds) of thrust, equivalent to about 35,000 horsepower.....[ More ]

HOT PURSUIT:

Government support, land-speed record holder Andy Green's presence and that of former land-speed record-holder Richard Noble as project director make the Bloodhound Project the team to beat.....[ More ]

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