What was the land speed record in 1970?

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Who recorded The Continental in the 1970's?

Elizabeth McGovern or similar name?? . I know this is probably not correct but the name Elizabeth McGovern rings a bell. This hopefully might trigger a more accurate response from someone who knows! This track was played regularly on BBC Radio 2 in the late 1970's and I always cranked up the volume when it was on. 'Shame I didn't buy the record.. Ok - after an hour of thinking about something else, it has finally come to me. MAUREEN McGovern is the name of the artist with the velvety voice and it was a top 20 hit in the UK (no thanks to me) in 1976.

What is the land speed record?

Depends what you mean: Road Car: 275mph (Koeniggsegg Agera R) Road Motorcycle: 300mph (Dodge Tomahawk) . The current absolute record holder is ThrustSSC, a twinturbofan-powered car which achieved 763 miles per hour (1,228 km/h)for the mile (1.6 km), breaking the sound barrier.

What is the World Land Speed Record?

763.035 MPH (1227.99 KmH) by Andy Green of Great Britain on October 15, 1997 at Black Rock Desert in the state of Nevada in the USA. The same team are wanting to beat this record and exceed 1000mph but the date hasn't been fully set but is some time around 2010. Bloodhound SS

How fast does the car that holds the world land speed record go?

There is, as yet, no official definitions and criteria by which car land speed records are judged. However, the fastest speed achieved by . a 4 wheeled car driven by an internal combustion engine, was 394.14 miles (634.39 kms) per hour , by John Cobb in the Railton Mobil Special on September 16, 194. . a jet propelled car, is 763.035 miles (1,227.986 kms) per hour , by Andy Green in the ThrustSSC on October 15, 1997. . ThrustSSC . weight: 10.5 tons . fuel capacity: 1125 litres . length: 16.5 m (54 ft) . width: 3.7 m (12 ft) . 'engines': two afterburning turbofan jet engines, the same as those used in the F-4 Phantom II jet fighter planes. . So, taking all these facts into account, is ThrustSSC really a car! . For more information see Related links below this box

What is the land speed record for NASCAR?

The 1987 Winston 500 from Talladega was the sight of some incredible performances. Bill Elliott set the NASCAR speed record with a lap of 212.809mph (that is 342.48km/h, kilometers per hour).

What spacecraft landed on mars in 1970?

In 1971, the Soviet Union launched Mars 2 and Mars 3. Mars 2crashed upon reaching Mars, while Mars 3 was the first spaceship tomake a successful landing. Unfortunately, communications ceasedfrom the Mars 3 lander after only 20 seconds. There were nolandings in 1970.

What is the land speed record for a tricycle?

Well, that depends on your perspective... The fastest legitimate FIM ( international governing body on motorcycle racing ) speed record for a tricycle is held by Craig Breedlove at 526 mph. This was set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1964, in his jet powered Spirit of America . Although this was the absolute land speed record at the time, the public was mostly unaware of the fact that the "car" had only three wheels, and was thus officially considered a "motorcycle". The FIA ( international governing body on cars ) would not time his runs since it did not have at least four wheels. With that being said... In 1979, movie director Hal Needham, car builder Bill Fredricks, and driver Stan Barrett went to Edwards Air Force Base in southern California with a rocket powered "car" called the Budweiser Rocket . Unlike Breedlove (whose absolute landspeed record had since been surpassed), the Budweiser team did not seek international timing or approval, nor did they follow many of the rules governing international records. They simply wanted to break the sound barrier on land -not necessarily obtain an official record. Once again, the car was three wheeled. A hybrid rocket engine coupled with a sidewinder missle (!) shot the trike down the main runway at Edwards. Instead of using standard timing equipment, the Air Force tracking station used their tracking radar to clock the speed of the car. The alleged "supersonic" run was clocked at 739.6666 miles per hour (mach 1.01). However, no sonic boom was heard. Initially, the car was erroneously clocked at 38 mph. This was later determined to be a truck driving several miles away, but it has stained the credibility of the Air Force's timing capabilities and equipment. The run also faced criticism in that it was not timed by an international governing body. Worse still was the international rule that stated that a speed record must be the average of two separate runs in opposite directions. This would compensate for any tailwinds, headwinds, etc. There was one piece of evidence to support the claim of the Budweiser team, however. During the sonic run, the back wheels of the car came off the ground. This suggested to many that a shock wave had formed around the wheels, which mean that the car was either travelling at or beyond the speed of sound. General Charles "Chuck" Yeager wrote a letter which pointed to this, and explained why [in his opinion] the trike did in fact exceed mach 1. Even today, the debate over the Budweiser Rocket rages on in some land speed circles. Thrust SSC officialy set the first supersonic land speed record in 1997 under international rules. So, depending on your opinion regarding international racing regulations, the land speed record for a tricycle is either 526 mph or 739 mph. You be the judge. -Jeff R.

Land speed record 2009?

The world land speed record has not changed. It is still 763 mphwhich was set by Thrust SSC at Black Rock Desert, USA on Oct 15,1997.

How do you work out the speed of land speed record?

The current ultimate land speed record was set in 1997 at 763 mphwhich is recorded at top speed through a 1 mile speed trap. The runis then ran in the other direction within 1 hour. The average ofboth runs is the official record.

What are the recorder notes for the song This Land is Your Land?

This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island, From the redwood forest to the gulf stream water, This land was made for you and me. As I went walking that ribbon of highway I saw above me that endless skyway, I saw below me that golden valley This land was made for you and me. CHORUS I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps O'er the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts, While all around me a voice was sounding, saying CHORUS In the squares of the city, in the shadow of the steeple In the relief office, I seen my people; As they stood there hungry I stood there asking, --Is this land made for you and me? As I went walking, I saw a sign there; On the sign it said NO TRESPASSING, But on the other side it didn't say nothing-- That side was made for you and me!

Spacecraft that landed on mars in 1970?

The first man made probes to successfully land on the surface of Mars were two Soviet probes; Mars 2 on November 27 and Mars 3 on December 2, 1971, but both ceased communicating within seconds of landing. The NASA Viking program had two landers; Viking 1 remained operational for six years, Viking 2 for three years after their 1976 landing.

What holds the fastest land speed record?

Thrust SSC twin jet engines- 763mph. Wheel driven turbine (vesco turbinator) -470mph. Wheel driven, boosted gas engine(speed demon turbocharged smallblock hemi)- 439.5mph. Wheel driven, NA gas engine- (1965 Goldenrod 1965 4-Fuel injected 426hemi's)-409mph.

Where was the land speed record achieved?

at Daytona Beach Florida for a Stanley Steamer and a couple of "Bluebird" streamliners. On the German Autoban for a couple of German cars. In Nevada and Australia recently. But by far the most records have been set at the Bonneville Salt Flats west of Salt Lake City, Utah. I am sure I missed a few, but you get the point.

Why is it difficult to break land speed record?

There are many reasons why it is hard, one is that air Resistance and another is that you need a very powerful engine to spin the wheels. Another is that to break the record the Wheels get very hot and will melt so expensive rubber is needed.

Have Any British People Ever Broken The Land Speed Record?

Among others, Sir Malcolm Campbell ( and later, his son, Donald) Sir Henry Segrave ( spelled differently than the Fire engine company) and George Eyston ( pronounced Ee-ston) and also John Cobb. all held or broke existing Land speed records at various sites, including Bonneville.

What was used to measure the land speed record?

It can be done with lasers or with GPS. GPS can measure distance and time, using atomic clocks on satellites. They can also use laser switches. When the car goes through a laser beam, it triggers a clock to start. When the car cuts through another laser beam a mile away, the clock stops.

What is the speed limit for trains in 1970's?

125 miles per hour in the US. In the US, the highest speeds and speed limits were on what is referred to as the Northeast Corridor between New York City and Washington, DC. Penn Central ran passenger trains on this line at up to 125 mph under their Metroliner service. Amtrak was formed April 1, 1976 and took over the passenger service from Penn Central and continued at up to 125 mph.

How many tornadoes were recorded in the US in 1970?

There were 653 recorded tornadoes in the U.S. in 1970. Note however that at this point in history the majority of weak tornadoes were missed and most tornadoes are weak. The actual number of tornadoes was probably much higher than this figure, possibly more than double.