UK readers please note: the Black Rock Desert is on Pacific Daylight Time, 8 hours behind British Summer Time.
With the wind staying high and visibility low due to the dust raised, Spirit of America will not run today.
Spirit of America are planning to run again today, weather permitting. Parts of the playa are currently experiencing a dust storm.
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 apparently enjoying himself on the Mir Space Station, having reached there on the latest shuttle flight. If you see him please tell him we want him back and let us know where it was.
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.
We are told that after the new record was set (subject to confirmation), a major tabloid newspaper in the UK ran a story which said that the technicians working on the car called the intakes "Melindas" - because they are "large, round and perfectly formed". You really can't believe everything you read about the project (except on this Web Site, of course)...
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