Bloodhound Project: Rocket science to a car?
“Bloodhound” Project started in 2012 and its aim was to make a car to break the current world land speed record (which is currently 763.035 miles per hour) by going at an incredible speed of 1000 miles per hour.
They will attempt to do this in 2016 but since a jet engine is not powerful enough to reach 1000 miles per hour they will have to use a rocket engine instead. The engine will be a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine as well as a Nammo hybrid rocket; this rocket uses solid fuel “grain”.
It will be led by the current world record holder Andy Green and it will in Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, and South Africa in a desert. They are also doing this to inspire a national interest in science and engineering.
To stop this vehicle an air break will be deployed at 800 miles per hour.
Andy Green, the team’s leader, is often asked ‘Will the Bloodhound Project produce technology?’ but he always says: “I hope not, Bloodhound Project hopes to inspire engineers and a national interest in science and technology, not to make technology.”
By Jack-Coordinator of the school report team