Land Speed Record

Liane talks with Richard Noble, the project director for the Thrust Super Sonic Car (SSC) Team. They discuss the record for speed achieved on land. Yesterday, British fighter pilot Andy Green broke the land speed record by registering a speed of more than 714 miles per hour. That was more than 81 miles per hour faster than the previous record, which Noble set himself fourteen years ago. He says he's learned a lot about designing a car that will hopefully be able to break the sound barrier, which is between 750 and 760 miles per hour. (STATIONS: For more information on the project, there is a website located at

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