The famous Bloodhound Super Sonic Car will be at the GwyddonLe pavilion on the Urdd Eisteddfod maes from 5-9 June 2012.
Bloodhound is the famous vehicle hoping to break the world land speed record and reach 1,000 miles per hour in 2013.
Bloodhound will travel at five times the speed of a Formula One car and is powered by a Eurojet EJ200 engine and measures 12.8 meters in length and weighs 6.4 tonnes.
Researchers from Swansea University’s College of Engineering have contributed to the aerodynamic design of Bloodhound and a video telling the story of its construction will be there throughout the week.
Bloodhound has been designed to inspire more young people to take up engineering, science, technology and mathematics (STEM) subjects, thereby engaging a whole new generation of science and engineering talent.
Researchers from Swansea University have spent a large amount of time over the past few years visiting schools across Wales with the aim of educating pupils about the Bloodhound project.
Dr. Ben Evans, Research Assistant at Swansea’s School of Engineering and member of the Bloodhound SSC design team, said: “It has been a pleasure to be a part of such an iconic project and being able to showcase it at one of Europe’s biggest youth festival is wonderful. If we can use the Bloodhound Project to show people how exciting engineering can be and lead more people to study STEM subjects then we will have achieved our goal.’’
The image shown above is courtesy of the Bloodhound SSC project. Originators: Curventa and Siemens.
- Wednesday 6 June 2012 01.00 BST
- Thursday 7 June 2012 13.40 BST
- Swansea University, Tel: 01792 513454