(The first ever supersonic World Land Speed Record of 763.035mph was set on 15th October 1997 by Andy Green in ThrustSSC, on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. The speed of sound was exceeded on land by Andy Green and ThrustSSC for the first time in history on 13th October 1997.)
The ThrustSSC team have returned to the UK having achieved their objective. The Spirit of America team have left the Black Rock Desert with the weather closing in. ThrustSSC has reached a highest speed through the measured mile to date of 766mph with runs completed. Spirit of America has reached 636mph with runs planned to continue in the future.
Spirit of America reached a peak speed of 675mph on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, before crashing during October 1996's record attempt.
For the latest status information on the ThrustSSC Project, please check the England Status page.
Back in 1999 we were fortunate to be able to resurrect this Web Site at the same time as Farnborough-Aircraft.com was launched. For more details, please read We're Back!.
In 1999 the ThrustSSC project lost one of it's greatest supporters and a true friend. For more details, please read His Majesty King Hussein.
After more than two years keeping the world informed about the progress of ThrustSSC towards that historic first ever supersonic World Land Speed Record, updates to this Web Site have ended - it is time to say "Au Revoir!". For more details, please read Endex.
Subject to confirmation by the FIA, the ThrustSSC Team have set the first ever supersonic World Land Speed Record. For more details, please read The Number One Team Achieves A World First.
ThrustSSC has gone supersonic - but the turnround wasn't quick enough to set a new record. For more details, please read Everyone Did Their Bit.
Bad weather on the Black Rock Desert is delaying the attempt on the sound barrier, but is due to improve tomorrow. For more details, please read British Weather.
Donations to help the team continue towards the Sound Barrier are coming in fast. For more details, please read Many, Many Thanks.
ThrustSSC has now achieved Mach 0.98 on the Black Rock Desert. For more details, please read Weather Window.
Yesterday's second run produced the first shockwave by a car ever photographed. For more details, please read Shockwave On The Black Rock.
Both ThrustSSC and Spirit of America have made good progress with their runs today. For more details, please read Taking Turns.
ThrustSSC made two more runs today to test the modifications and continue the development program towards Mach 1. For more details, please read Back In Action.
Preparations are continuing on the Black Rock Desert for the next runs in the development program. For more details, please read Preparing For Supersonic.
Since Thursday's record breaking runs the emails, faxes and letters have flooded in. Meanwhile, work continues on the Black Rock Desert. For more details, please read Congratulations Flood In.
The ThrustSSC Team have set a new World Land Speed Record of 714.144mph. For more details, please read One Small Step To Mach One.
To help those readers of Thrust News who are new to the project and the Web Site, we've written up the story of the project to date. For more details, please read our Story To Date pages.
The first online news of a run of ThrustSSC is always in our Runs Database which was built using the latest Web technology from Sterling Software.
For the latest news on ThrustSSC, to make your own 'custom' queries, or for more information about Sterling Software's technology, please see our Runs Database pages.
Richard Noble's update with all his views on the project now that the Black Rock Campaign seems a distant past!
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