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Picture of the Week Speed of sound

Tuesday, 22 April, 2014

Picture of the Week

This is Andy Green and Thrust SSC at around 763 mph (just over the speed of sound) on the Black Rock desert, October 1997. Following a storm, the desert was covered in a fine layer of dust which allows you to see the shockwave stretching out either side of the twin engined car. 

Enginering News

Fastest wheels in history

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

News

Yesterday passed in a blur of activity here at the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre but was actually a critical milestone day for the entire project - by Commercial and Product Sponsorship Lead, Conor La Grue.

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Ron Ayers MBE

Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

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BLOODHOUND's Chief Aerodynamicist Ron Ayers, 81, was awarded an MBE  for his services to engineering in the Queen's New Year honours list. Here Ron explains why BLOODHOUND SSC is not fitted with an ejector seat.

BLOODHOUND Television

Brake disc spin test

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014

Bloodhound TV

Getting to 1,000 mph is relatively easy, slowing down safely before you run out of desert is much more of a challenge. 
 
At 1,000 mph there will be 15 tonnes of drag pushing against the car.

Education News

BLOODHOUND Blast Content Manager

Monday, 31 March, 2014

News

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, writing and editing for the web and site management.

Education News

Education Roadshow

Monday, 31 March, 2014

News

BLOODHOUND STEM education roadshow comes to Pimlico Academy

On the 17th March 2014 BLOODHOUND’s Education Team arrived at Pimlico Academy, London to run four days of experiential STEM and computer science workshops for students from local primary schools and the academy itself.

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Brake disc spin test

Monday, 31 March, 2014

Picture of the Week

This is a brake disc spin test. Getting to 1,000 mph is relatively easy, slowing down safely before you run out of desert is much more of a challenge. At 1,000 mph there will be 15 tonnes of drag pushing against the car. When the jet and rocket engines are switched off BLOODHOUND will rapidly decelerate to 800 mph at which point the air brakes will start to be deployed.

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Sponsors add lift

Monday, 24 March, 2014

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BLOODHOUND attracts amazing sponsors from a diverse range of industries. This eight tonne, six wheeled support vehicle is one of two loaned by Supacat and the incredible lifts which support it are supplied by Somers Totalkare.

Education News

Bloodhound Ambassadors at Cove School

Monday, 24 March, 2014

News

Bloodhound Ambassadors Roger Hoyle and Robin Hines recently visited Cove School in Farnborough for a day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We have received this report from teacher Mr Wildsmith:

Media Cutting

Popular Mechanics

Thursday, 20 March, 2014

Media Cutting

Popular Mechanics have done a great article on Bloodhound.

Click here to view the article on the Popular Mechanics website

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