Go Mach 10
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Geo-Rangers
N 32° 53.733 W 106° 07.935
13S E 394102 N 3640276
Quick Description: Go Mach 10 is the posted speed limit sign at the Holloman Air Force Base high speed sled test track operated by the 846th test squadron.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2005 10:43:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM2TB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team_J
Views: 250

Long Description:
This site has performed many significant tests for military and civilian applications. Many of the tests in the early 1950s led to the development of lap and shoulder restraint seat belts common in all vehicles today.

Using the following link address (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/mach.html), one can calculate how fast Mach 10 really is! Using the altitude measured at the actual posted sign, per the waymark coordinates, results in a speed of 7507 MPH! I dare anyone to find a faster terrestrial speed!
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