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What's Next in Bloodhound's Quest for the Land Speed Record

What's Next in Bloodhound's Quest for the Land Speed Record

It’s a long road to breaking the world land speed record, but the latest attempt, the UK Bloodhound SSC project, has passed an important milestone with the unveiling of the almost-finished vehicle to the public. Nearly 10,000 people filed into an exhibition space in London’s Docklands—now a hub for the financial and media industries—over the past weekend to see the car that the team hopes will break the current 1,227 kilometers per hour (763 mph) record next year in a desert in South Africa, before returning in 2017 to make the biggest leap in the record’s history, to 1,600 km/h. The Bloodhound project has been running for seven years, with the build program occupying most of the last four. The car, which will be propelled by a jet engine from a Typhoon fighter aircraft and solid-fuel-burning rockets activated by a liquid oxidizing agent, is about 95 percent complete, acco...

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