Humans seem to love speed. We love fast cars, roller coasters, to fly fast, glide across the water, shoot into space, you name it. We require the help of fast machines for us to be able to achieve the speed we need.

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Here are the fast machines that have broken records.

Helios Probes

In order to reach space, some pretty fast machines are required. In fact, to be able to leave Earth’s gravitational pull, these fast machines need to travel up to 25 000 miles per hour (about 40 233.60km/h).

Fast Machines

In 1974 and 1976 two probes, Helios 1 and Helios 2, were sent into space to study solar energy. These fast machines became famous for setting a maximum speed record among spacecrafts at a staggering 252 792 km/h.

Rocket Sled

Fast Machines

In 2003, an 87kg, fully instrumented Missile Defense Agency payload set a world land speed record at 6 416 mph (about 10 325.55km/h). The sled was powered by a four-stage rocket.

Formula Rossa

If you love fast machines, then you could experience one for yourself at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi in the form of a roller coaster called the Formula Rossa. This crazy machine reaches top speeds of up to 15o miles per hour (or about 250km/h) and achieves this in just 5 seconds.

Spirit of Australia

Fast Machines

Water speed records are infamously dangerous to attempt to break, due to water being an unpredictable and unstable surface to travel on. But Ken Warby was determined to go fast and in 1977 he set the world water speed record, reaching speeds of up to 511.11 km/h. Warby built the Spirit of Australia in his backyard, proving that not all fast machines are high production vehicles.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Fast Machines

The US Air Force specializes in fast machines. One of its creations, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird became one of the fastest machines to ever travel through the skies, reaching speeds of up to 3 185 km/h. It was the fastest aircraft throughout its career from 1964 until it was decommissioned in the 90s.

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