Learn more about Bloodhound SSC at PetroSA Science Exp

This Saturday 3rd August, George will be proud to have STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Product Manager, Christopher Maxwell doing a presentation on the UK Bloodhound SSC project at the PetroSA Science Expo hosted and arranged by the Eden Lions Club.
Local schools in the Eden District are encouraged to attend the presentation and to be part of this experience as a large focal point of Bloodhound is around education and providing means for schools to interact in the process that will take place in order to get the supercar to exceed it’s targeted 1000 miles per hour in the Northern Cape Hakskeen Pan .  (1600km/h)
Dirk Coetzee, a 17-year old matriculant from Adamantia High School in Kimberley has won the South African leg of a competition that challenged young artists to design a helmet for Wing Commander Andy Green, who will be driving the BLOODHOUND supersonic car.
“I love the bold and exciting South African theme of Dirk’s design, and the big sunrise and gemsbok adding a Northern Cape Element,” Andy Green commented. “Superbly finished and proudly South African – it is perfect!”
The helmet design competition was used as an opportunity to get children – from South Africa and the UK – involved in the BLOODHOUND SSC Project as part of its education programme.
Dirk’s design will feature on one of the two helmets that Andy will wear during his attempts to break the current land speed record Hakskeenpan.
This incredible 13.5m long car will reach it’s targeted 1600km/h in just 55 seconds – that equates to 150m in just a blink of an eye or faster than a bullet fired from a Magnum 357!  Some more facts … : 180 decibels – the hybrid rocket could be louder than a 747 at take-off and the temperature in the rocket is twice as hot as the inside of a volcano; ie: 3000 degrees Celsius.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about Bloodhound and visit the PetroSA Science Expo to be hosted inside the Outeniqua Transport Museum in Mission Street, George on 3 August between 9am and 4pm — there will many activities and refreshments on sale for the day.  Entry to the Museum is only R20 and entitles visitors to FREE booklet of tickets for Expo activities.
For more information, contact Expo coordinator Carl van Blerk on 082 826 0731 or eMail: science@edenlions.org.za
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