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A member of the British team currently working on plans to set a new outright World Land Speed Record will be visiting Sibford School next week.

Tony Parraman, a member of the Bloodhound SCC Engineering Team, will be speaking about the project and the challenges of creating a supersonic car capable of reaching land speeds of more than 1,000 miles per hour.

John Charlesworth, science teacher at Sibford School said: “We are really excited about Tony’s visit. This project is exceptional because, unlike so many other development projects, the team is willing to share their technical information and expertise. Indeed, in addition to creating the most advanced car possible and mounting an assault on the world land speed record, their other stated objectives are to inspire a new generation of engineers and to create a national surge in the popularity of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.”

The Bloodhound SCC is powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine. Under the current schedule, the car is due to be run on Hakskeen Pan in Northern Cape, South Africa, in 2015 and 2016.

Tony Parraman will be speaking at Sibford School on Thursday (22 May) from 4.30pm. This free event is open to the general public.

For further information about the project visit: www.bloodhoundssc.com/project

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