UK readers please note: the Black Rock Desert is on Pacific Daylight Time, 8 hours behind British Summer Time.
Some of the surface is still damp and there is a strong crosswind - running has been postponed until tomorrow. ThrustSSC has the first desert 'slot' and will roll out at 0800hrs. Accredited members of the media wishing to attend the Press Area opposite the measured mile during the runs should present themselves at Access 2 at 0730hrs.
It's snowing (just a few flakes)...
The white-lining is continuing on the drying playa - and will do so for the next hour after which a full track inspection will be made.
The tracks are dry apart from north end which is still damp, but is drying. The white lines have been damaged by the rain. The next hour-and-a-half will be spent repainting the lines with gypsum and allowing the track to dry further - once the lines are completed a decision to run or not will be made based on the weather.
The desert is drying very well - we will update this page as soon as we know the results of the track inspection.
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 enjoying life near water - he was last seen on Braunston marina hanging out with the other ducks. If you see him, we'd appreciate it if you'd 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.
Rob Hemper was asked by radio to make a phone call to the "Germanstown hub" of Hughes Network Systems and pass on a message - only he thought he was being asked to call the "Germanstown pub"...
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