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Submission + - 1000mph land speed record attempt finds a home (bloodhoundssc.com)

fiaskow writes: The BLOODHOUND SSC project found a flat, hard desert to make an attempt to break the 1,000 mph barrier on land. After an extensive search in which space shuttle radar (http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/adventure/the_desert/phase_1.cfm) surveys were used, Hakskeen pan in the Northen Cape province of South Africa was identified as the site of the 2011 attempt. This pan is 400km north of Verneuk Pan which was the site of Malcolm Campbell's 1929 record attemp.

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