Land Speed Record

On October 15 1997 in the Black Rock desert in Nevada, Andy Green became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound - in a car - to set the world land speed record.

He tells Witness how it happened.

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10 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Oct 2010 10:50 GMT

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