The Bloodhound Project Andy Green's Diary

Andy Green's Diary

Every month, driver Andy Green writes his diary page bringing the project up to date from his perspective, and looking forward to what is planned next on the way to breaking the World Land Speed Record


Andy Green's diary

Thursday, 10 September, 2009

The recent news about the ‘coke bottle bombers’ highlights a slightly scary fact about rockets.  The bombers’ plan for blowing up several airliners (and the reason that we can’t take drinks through airport security any more) was to use concentrated hydrogen peroxide (known as high test peroxide,

Monday, 24 August, 2009

BLOODHOUND circulates a weekly update of activities around the team, so that we can all keep up to speed with this fast-moving programme.  In one of July’s updates, Dr Ben Evans described progress in shaping the Car as ‘exciting stuff’.  Imagine being the first person in the world to develop a shape that will accelerate from 0 to 1000 mph in less than 50 seconds, and stay on the ground throughout (I’m very keen on this bit) – I’d call that ‘exciting stuff’ too!  We’re also working hard to keep everyone on the outside up-to-date with the story as it unfolds. See The Story so far

Wednesday, 19 August, 2009

This diary is my own look at the BLOODHOUND Programme as we try to build the world’s first 1000 mph Car – and, even more ambitiously, as we try to inspire a national interest in science in engineering.  It’s a huge task, but worth the effort.  If we want to live in a high technology low-carbon world in the near future, then someone is going to have to build it for us, and that someone needs to be inspired now.