A supersonic racing car designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph (1,600km/h).
Welcome to BLOODHOUND’s monthly newsletter, with the latest news about the Project. Check out our website at www.bloodhoundssc.com for more information, videos and images.
Bloodhound on display
What’s it like to drive BLOODHOUND?
It’s the question that only one person in the world will ever truly know the answer to – and that’s Andy Green after he’s done his high speed runs in South Africa. However, based on his experience as a jet fighter pilot and current holder of the World Land Speed Record, plus everything he knows about the Car and the controls, he does his best to explain what it will feel like to drive BLOODHOUND at 1,000mph in his diary this month. (And the answer isn’t just “noisy”!) Read more
BBC micro:bit model rocket car competition
The BLOODHOUND Project has teamed up with Microsoft to integrate micro:bit into our model Rocket Car programme as part of a competition for students aged 11 to 16. Thanks to the British Army, we have funding for foam model rocket car kits for 10,000 teams nationally, with extra kits available to order. The kits can be modified by school teams to run as fast as possible, offering a great opportunity to get students excited about science, work as a team and get hands-on experience of programming and aerodynamics.
There are two competitions, one for England and Wales and another for Scotland.
The fastest 30 teams will be invited to race their cars in the final at Santa Pod Raceway on June 30th and the winning team will be invited to Newquay Airport to see BLOODHOUND SSC make its 250mph runs before going to South Africa.
Learning About Speed
Race for the Line
For more information and to register for the competition in England and Wales: Register now
For more information and to register for the competition in Scotland: Register now
Enjoy the Rocket Car Experience!
Rocket Car Experience
The BLOODHOUND Education Team will be running more Rocket Car Experience events at the Technical Centre in Avonmouth, near Bristol, during the May half-term holiday. Enjoy interactive presentations, build your own rocket car, see the real BLOODHOUND Car and go home with your own goodie bag. Workshops run in the afternoons on Tuesday 31 May, Wednesday 1 June and Thursday 2 June. Book your places now. Book now
Inspiring students in South Africa
Taking SSC To South Africa
A year ago BLOODHOUND Ambassador Chris Lowther reported on his successful visit to South Africa, where he spent part of his holiday visiting local schools to spread the word about the BLOODHOUND Programme. This winter he returned and found the students to be more enthusiastic than ever. Find out how the BLOODHOUND Project is inspiring South African students to discover the possibilities of STEM subjects. Read more
Listen to Andy deliver the UWE Lecture
The UWE Lecture
Last month Andy Green delivered the 2016 BLOODHOUND Lecture at the University of West of England in Bristol, giving an update on the Project and talking about the impact that that it has been having on young people in education. You can listen to the lecture (Andy’s address starts after about 20 minutes) and then watch him being interviewed by Ian Mean, former editor of the Western Daily Press.
BLOODHOUND SSC Events
Find the BLOODHOUND Engineering Adventure at the following public events:
London Motor Show
Battersea Evolution, London
Use the BLOODHOUND advantage offer code BH2016 when you buy your tickets on The Telegraph London Motor Show website and you will get 10% off the current ticket price. In addition BLOODHOUND will receive a contribution to the project from every ticket sold using this code, so book now and use our code!
Royal Bath & West Show
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex
Would you like your photograph or “selfie” on BLOODHOUND SSC’s bodywork – permanently? When we break a record, you’ll be with us on the far side of the speed of sound. Here is your opportunity to get your Supersonic Selfie. You can also buy Supersonic Selfies for friends and relatives – surely the most original and unusual present they will ever receive!
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