I am a rocket scientist who builds cars that race at over 200 mph across the Bonneville Salt Flats. AMA!
My short bio: Hi, my name is Ken Coe - I have a 30 year career in aerospace engineering. My background includes engineering assignments for the Air Force, commercial aircraft industry, several commercial satellite ventures, and lead engineering positions on the International Space Station; where I received honorary title “Rocket Scientist”.
I've been a speed aficionado my entire life, starting with rebuilding cars for drag racing when I was 15, and multiple engineering degrees later, becoming the chief architect of the 1000HP engine that powered the Double” A” Fuel (AA/F) Lakester number 9900. These days, my team races a 1934 Ford roadster, continuing to chase the land speed record of 220 mph. So far, we've reached 207!
6706 Land Speed on Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/6706LandSpeedRacing
Land Speed Racing: http://www.landracing.com/
6706 on twitter: https://twitter.com/Rocket6706
Southern California Timing Association: http://www.scta-bni.org/
I was featured on the show Land Speed Heroes on radX: http://www.radx.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=533:landspeedheroes&catid=15:catl#
UPDATE: Alright everyone, just stepping away from the computer for now, but I wanted to thank everyone so much for all the great questions! This has been a very interesting and fun experience.
UPDATE: I will check in from time to time and try to respond to any additional questions. This particular AMA was my first experience and I had no idea what to expect. I appreciate all of your questions and totally enjoyed this community engagement. Keep up with our progress on Facebook and if any of you find yourself on the salt flats during Speedweek (August 7th 2014) look us up.