Wednesday, 19 February, 2014
BLOODHOUND's new partner, Castrol, has a notable heritage in Land Speed Racing, the original, purest and fastest form of automotive competition. The land speed record has been broken 21 times with Castrol as a partner, from Sir Malcolm Campbell’s first record attempt in 1924 (146mph / 235kmh) to a 30-year history of supporting the Thrust campaigns. Thrust successfully raised the Land Speed Record first to 633 mph (1,019 kmh) with Richard Noble’s Thrust 2, and then to 763 mph (1,228 kmh) with Andy Green at the helm of Thrust SSC in 1997. This record still stands today and will be the first target for BLOODHOUND SSC when it arrives in Hakskeen Pan, South Africa in 2015.
Wednesday, 5 February, 2014
Last autumn 200 pupils learned how to design their own 1,000 mph cars.
11 to 14-year-old pupils from 12 Bristol schools took part in SPEED: Beat the Bloodhound, a team-based competition, led by David Standingford and Jamil Appa from Zenotech Ltd, part of a pilot education programme funded by a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious grant for public engagement.
Saturday, 23 November, 2013
The Bloodhound SSC - supersonic car - built in the UK by a team of Formula 1 and aerospace experts, aims to inspire kids about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths by reaching 1,000 mph. It is a battle with Physics, a journey into the unknown.
Tuesday, 15 October, 2013
Across the UK over 5,500 schools have signed up to the BLOODHOUND Education Programme, they have free access to curriculum ready resources and the support of the BLOODHOUND ambassadors.
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
In this episode of Cisco BHTV: Richard Noble and Andy Green discuss the challenges Richard faced when driving Thrust2 at over 600 mph.
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Thursday, 5 September, 2013
BLOODHOUND's wheels will be the fastest in history, they will be the only point of contact between this 135,000 hp jet and rocket powered car and the South African desert. Getting their shape right is crucial.
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Monday, 19 August, 2013
This episode of Cisco Bloodhound TV illustrates the construction sequence of the lower chassis. It shows exactly how BLOODHOUND SSC's chassis was built, glued, riveted, bonded ...
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Monday, 5 August, 2013
Cisco Bloodhound TV visited product sponsor Otto Fuchs in Germany to see the first stage of the 1000mph wheels being forged from aluminium
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Tuesday, 30 July, 2013
On July 4th, David Willetts, Minister for Science and Universities opened the new BLOODHOUND Technical Centre in Avonmouth.
Mr Willetts announced a £1m grant for BLOODHOUND to support its education and outreach mission. This is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
During his visit, Mr Willetts helped BLOODHOUND’s engineers join the carbon composite front section, driver Andy Green’s 1,000 mph ‘office’, to the metal rear chassis which will house the car’s custom-designed rocket. This marked a major milestone for BLOODHOUND which will be the most powerful land vehicle ever created.
Tuesday, 9 July, 2013
Cisco Bloodhound TV follows the Show car and Andy Green visiting 10 Downing Street with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers where the Prime Minister announces initiative to create 100,000 Engineering Technicians.