Browsing: Bloodhound

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

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

Convergence Partners is the newest investor in 4Di Capital’s venture capital (VC) fund. The technology investment management firm, founded and controlled by businessman Andile Ngcaba, will be an equal limited partner in the fund alongside Reinet (the Rupert family) and E Oppenheimer & Son

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