Race hots up for land speed record with UK rocket test

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By Chris Wickham LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - This time next year, British fighter pilot Andy Green will strap himself into a rocket-powered car for test runs in a bid to accelerate to 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kilometers per hour) and smash his own land speed record. That's the plan. In the meantime, the team building the Bloodhound supersonic car faces a milestone on Oct. 3 - they will test-fire the rocket they hope will push it through the sound barrier and ...

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