UK readers please note: the Black Rock Desert is on Pacific Daylight Time, 8 hours behind British Summer Time.
ThrustSSC and Andy Green have set a new World Land Speed Record (subject to confirmation by the FIA) of 714.144mph through the measured mile.
The rain has stopped. The tracks are good. Roll-out has been set for just after noon. Run Profiles have been determined as two Mach 0.9 runs to gather aerodynamic data.
The rain has worsened with showers reported around the desert. Roll-out has been postponed for two hours.
ThrustSSC will run again this morning. Accredited members of the media wishing to attend the Press Area during the runs should present themselves at Access 2 at 0915hrs.
The ThrustSSC Team are on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, for the head-to-head race against the Spirit of America Team to set the first ever supersonic World Land Speed Record.
The very latest status of the car and team on the Black Rock Desert can be seen through the live pictures from our Microplex Web Cameras.
The current status of track preparations is:
... is missing. We fear he has been kidnapped.
Please check our Runs Database for the very latest information on the progress of ThrustSSC - the database is always updated as soon as possible after the car runs - and always before any report is written and published.
(Please note: any details published on this Web Site about the status, speeds and plans of the Spirit of America Team are not official. Official details are available on the Spirit of America Team's Web Site at http://www.spiritofamerica.com
The Spirit of America Team are on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, for the head-to-head race against the ThrustSSC Team to set the first ever supersonic World Land Speed Record.
Glynne Bowsher and Nick Dove drove down to Reno to find a metal pressing shop to get some deflectors made to protect the parachute strops. After a long search they walked into the premises of a heating equipment company. The gentleman they met looked at Glynne and said: "I know you - you were on the Thrust2 team!" It turned out that Bob Wells had arranged that car's trip to Fallon Airforce Base for its tie-down tests when it had engine problems.
Not only did he know Glynne, but he took him to just the right shop. Half-an-hour later the parts were in the hire car and on their way to Gerlach. The cost? Nothing.
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