Wednesday, August 26, 2009
They did it!
A few days ago I wrote about a British team that was about to attempt to beat the land speed record for a steam-powered vehicle. The current record of 127.659 mph was set as long ago as 1906.
Well, they did it! They set a new mark of 139.843 mph (averaging two runs in opposite directions) on a specially-laid-out course at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
You'll find full details and more pictures at the link.
Congratulations to all concerned. I understand they're going to use their last day at Edwards AFB, tomorrow, to see if they can lift the record even higher.