How fast did the blue flame go?

How fast did the blue flame go?

622.407 mph
23, 1970, the Milwaukee-built Blue Flame rocket car blasted through the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, setting a world land speed record of 622.407 mph for the “flying mile (the average top speed of two one-mile attempts).

Where is thrust 2 now?

the Coventry Transport Museum
The bid was successful, and today Thrust2 and its successor, ThrustSSC, are displayed at the Coventry Transport Museum in Coventry, England.

Did the Budweiser Rocket break the sound barrier?

Standing shock waves in the rocket exhaust produce continuous supersonic shock waves (a continuous “sonic boom”). As a result, the Budweiser Rocket Car is not officially considered as the first vehicle to have broken the sound barrier on land, and few people believe the car to have actually done so.

Who made the Blue Flame car?

The rocket car was designed in part by several professors and students at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. It was fabricated by motorsports enthusiasts at Reaction Dynamics in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raced by the Blue Flame team at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The Blue Flame was 37 ft.

Can you buy a ThrustSSC?

You Can Apparently Buy the Bloodhound Supersonic Car for Just $313,000. Andy Green, the person who was supposed to drive the SSC during its 1000-mph record attempt, says the car is now up for sale after the program’s bankruptcy.

Has a land vehicle broke the sound barrier?

Thrust SSC holds the world land speed record, set on 15 October 1997, and driven by Andy Green, when it achieved a speed of 1,228 km/h (763 mph) and became the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier.

Who broke the sound barrier on the salt flats?

driver Andy Green
British driver Andy Green celebrates after breaking the sound barrier and reaching 764mph. A deafening crack rang out across the Black Rock desert in Nevada as British driver Andy Green broke the land speed record – and the sound barrier.