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STEM Café – BloodhoundSSC

Tuesday 17 April, 3.50 for 4.00pm


Event date: Tuesday 17 April, 3.50 for 4.00pm
Event location: J16, Bristol Grammar School

Bloodhound SSC is the Bristol based attempt on taking the world land speed record to over 1000mph. Last year this car was tested in the UK to over 200mph and is now being prepared for high speed trials in South Africa later this year. The aim is first to break the existing record at 763mph, mach 1.02. Ultimately the aim is take the record over 1000mph in 2020.

The project is unusual in that the principle aim is not to break the land speed record, but to inspire a generation to the possibilities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, as well as showcasing future technologies, from Cloud based analytics and additive manufacture to the future in launch vehicle technology.

Mark Chapman is the Chief Engineer on the project and has been with the team since 2008 working on the initial concept ahead of the public launch at the Science Museum. At the Stem Café he will talk through the technical challenges on the project to date and explore the next stages in the development of the car, as well as what it’s like to work on engineering projects that are truly cutting edge.

This Café will be held in the J16, in the Sixth Form Centre.  Refreshments 3.50-4.10 pm, talk from 4.10 pm. Parents are most welcome. Please arrive at Main Reception by 3.45pm and you will escorted to the Café. Any questions please contact Dr Rosser by e-mail (