The cars use parachutes to stop
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School pupils test model rocket cars on runway

A team of schoolchildren has been building rocket-powered model cars ahead of a world record attempt.

Pupils from the Joseph Whitaker School, in Rainworth, have been testing their cars, which can reach speeds of 400mph (643.7 kmph), on a Rolls Royce runway in Hucknall.

  • 28 Sep 2014