Browsing: Bloodhound SSC

It was a staggering feat, a car that went faster than the speed of sound. On 15 October 1997, Andy Green travelled across the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, in the Thrust SSC at 763mph, or Mach 1,02. Two decades on, that record remains

The land speed record attempt by the Bloodhound Supersonic car at Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape will now only take place in 2017, due to financial problems. “The revised dates reflect the fact that, although interest in and support for the project have

Hakskeen Pan in the Kalahari, the site where the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) will attempt the land speed record later this year, is flooded. And organisers couldn’t be happier about it. The Kalahari received more than 50mm of rain recently

In 2016, a team of engineers and adventurers will travel to the South African desert and attempt to become the first people to drive a car at a thousand miles an hour (1 609km/h). The British-made vehicle, Bloodhound SSC, is designed to smash the current world land-speed record

At a recent public lecture, held at the University of Johannesburg, I was inspired by the impact that the Bloodhound SSC project has had on science, mathematics and engineering in schools around the world. The project, whose aim is to set a new world land speed record at supersonic speed

MTN has completed a project to deploy four 4G/LTE-based wireless broadband base stations at a site in the Northern Cape where a project is underway to smash the land-speed record. The Bloodhound SSC Project, a global education initiative, aims not only to break the previous land-speed record of 1 227,9km/h, but wants to push

MTN SA has signed a sponsorship deal with Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car), a UK-based project that bills itself as an “engineering adventure” and seeks to break the land-speed record by piloting a vehicle at more than 1 600km/h. The companies hope to use the project to encourage school