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Bloodhound Super Sonic Car

Bloodhound Super Sonic Car
I’ve just purchased a gift certificate for £10 for my young cousin in Australia for his birthday. This will add his name to Bloodhound SSC’s fin – great idea and gift, I thought.
I attended the lecture about Bloodhound at UWE in Bristol at the beginning of March and am repeating below the part from my newsletter about it.
 
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I thought this picture might give you a chuckle – new company car? not!  I was able to admire this wonderful vehicle this week when attending a brilliant lecture at UWE by Dr Richard Noble, project director for this whole scheme when he explained how the 1,000 mph BLOODHOUND Project aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians – breaking through 1000 mph speeds > Mach 1.4, so 3.6 seconds to cover one mile – or 4.5 football pitches in one second and 0-1000 mph in 52 seconds.    I can’t comprehend that speed – all with one rocket motor, one Eurofighter engine and one F1 engine!
Their philosophy on sharing as ‘open data’ everything about the vehicle on the website is visionary; Dr Noble’s passion, vision and persistence in the face of the whole project going belly up because of lack of funds or because they couldn’t get this or that bit to work has to be admired; the education project they have undertaken to work with schools around the country so that pupils ‘get’ engineering and technology and can be part of the progress of this project, watching it develop on line – all really inspirational. No public money nor bank loans are involved. Just donations and sponsorship (they have just struck a great £ multi-million  deal with Rolex)  But did you know you could get your/your family/friends’ names on the fin for just a £10 donation/name?  See the web page here if interested. The donation comes with a really nice certificate so what great Birthday and Christmas gifts this would make.  Bloodhound are also looking for more voluntary Ambassadors to follow through their work with local schools – ‘the younger the better’.  This seems to be the appropriate page.   (I believe my technical info is correct, but apologies is there’s something wrong)!