The Bloodhound SSC Project is the British 1000 mph World Land Speed Record Attempt.
Lord Drayson himself chose to study Maths, Chemistry and Physics at A-level and then went on to study Engineering at Aston University before continuing to complete a PhD in robotics!
Lord Drayson believes that iconic projects are part of the key to inspiring young people, “When I was a young boy, I was inspired by those great science projects. In 1969, when men first landed on the moon, I was nine. It was fantastic the first time Concord flew. Those things made a big difference to me, they made me want to be involved in science and technology," says Drayson, who is also a top-flight racing driver.
Lord Drayson contacted two people ideally suited to take on this huge and exciting project – Richard Noble and Andy Green.
Richard specialises in developing high risk ventures. The most well known being the Thrust2 programme which brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983 and the ThrustSSC first ever supersonic land speed record programme. Andy, a former RAF fighter pilot currently working in the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, supporting operations around the globe, worked alongside Richard on the Thrust SSC projects. He comments that, “such projects are a great statement about the quality, innovation and expertise of British engineering.”
Throughout the Summer 2010, the un-mistakeable Orange & Blue Aireshelta will be used to showcase the 12.8m Car at major profile-raising events!
The brief was to build a car capable of achieving 1000mph whilst so doing, to promote the subjects of science and technology in our schools.
Forthcoming events at which the Bloodhound Vehicle can be viewed inside the Aireshelta include Truckfest South West (July), the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sussex (July), the Moto Grand Prix Silverstone (June), the British Grand Prix (July) and the Farnborough Airshow (July).
For more information and to learn more about this amazing project, please visit – www.bloodhoundssc.com