The Story Of Thrust SSC

The Story Of Thrust SSC

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Mach One - the speed of sound... October l947- Charles 'Chuck' Yeager breaks the sound barrier in an aeroplane, travelling at seven hundred miles per hour... October l997- Tornado pilot Andy Green sets off on a record-breaking run in a magnificent car, Thrust SSC, blasting across the desert at the speed of sound... The real story of how this historic moment came about- from Richard Noble's early dream, through Thrust l (a 'go-kart on wheels') to Thrust 2, and his breaking of the world land speed record to the final glory of Thrust SSC and its magnificent achievement. A truly gripping story of teamwork and of courage, dedication and determination.show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552546410
  • 9780552546416

About Richard Noble

Richard Noble has been obsessed with speed since he was six years old, when his father took him to Loch Ness to see John Cobb's boat Crusader - in which Cobb was to die trying to gain the water speed record only a few months later. After a public school education Noble led two overland expeditions across Africa and Asia. On his return he briefly contemplated a career in the SAS, before working in industry for several years, while building Thrust 1 in his spare time. Following his world land speed record in Thrust 2, Noble was awarded the OBE. Nowadays he is much in demand for motivational speaking, particularly since the triumph of Thrust SSC in piercing the sound barrier for the first time.show more