The Bloodhound project not only aims to smash the current land speed record of 763mph, but will go way beyond that to 1000mph. I visited the car last week with the Women's Engineering Society Young Members' Board.
The car showcases years of engineering work and collaborations between many organisations. Later this year, the team and the car will travel to the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa for testing up to 500mph. The information gathered about the car's high speed aerodynamic performance and handling will enable the team to continue developing the car to reach their 1000mph target. Click here to learn more!
Engineering isn't just about the end result, it's about the journey, and Bloodhound are doing an amazing job of promoting the project and engaging with young people along the way. We met Rob Bennett, Bloodhound's 'Chief Inspirer', along with ten girls from a local primary school. Rob told us all about the history of the land speed record, and what Bloodhound is setting out to achieve.
After learning all about the project, we worked with the primary school girls on our STEM Challenge video to build and race balloon cars! Watch out for this video - it will be coming out around International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June. The girls were so much fun, and very engaged with the project and the challenge. I hope this experience will have a long lasting impact and encourage them to stick with STEM.
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