Latest Richard Noble Stories

2011-03-06 09:10:00

A rocket that is planned to power a British car to over 1,000 mph will get its first test firing in the coming months.Producing 27,000 pounds of thrust, the hybrid Falcon motor will be the largest rocket to be ignited in the United Kingdom in nearly two decades.However, it will not be the only power source in the Bloodhound vehicle when it attempts to break the land speed record next year. A jet engine from a fighter plane and an engine from an F1 car will also power the car.The team behind...

2010-11-22 09:15:00

A British project to design and build a car that can travel 1,000mph is proceeding as planned, and the vehicle could be ready to make a run at the World Land Speed Record within the next two years, according to BBC News reports on Sunday. According to Jonathan Amos, a science correspondent with the British news bureau, construction on the rear end of the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) will start in January 2011, and the super-quick vehicle could make a run at the record sometime in 2012. In...

2010-11-17 00:01:10

GL Studio Is Instrumental in Display Development for the Bloodhound Prototype Vehicle Set to Reach 1000 mph Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 The DiSTI Corporation announces its strategic sponsorship of the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) project, a U.K. program intending to break the land speed record with a vehicle capable of reaching 1000 mph. DiSTI's industry leading graphical user interface toolkit, GL Studio, has been used for the development of the vehicle's dashboard displays...

2010-10-04 07:22:00

BLACKBURN, England, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Promethean, the interactive learning technology provider, organised a rare opportunity for pupils from Maidenhead and Reading to see a life size replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car. They were also able to meet and question Richard Noble OBE about the Bloodhound project, and its attempts to set a new World Land Speed Record and exceed the 1,000mph milestone for the first time. The event was organised by Promethean to mark the official opening...

2010-07-19 09:50:00

A full scale replica of the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) - a 40-plus foot long vehicle designed to go more than 1,000 mph - was unveiled over the weekend at the Farnborough International Air Show. According to BBC News Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos, the Bloodhound SSC is the brainchild of a British team that includes Chief Engineer Mark Chapman, Wing Commander Andy Green, Project Director Richard Noble, and Chief Aerodynamicist Ron Ayers. Amos reports that the 1:1 model was completed...

2010-03-17 07:20:00

The project to produce the fastest car in the world can move forward now that the makers have fixed a stability issue that caused the vehicle's rear end to experience lift at high speeds, the project's technical director told BBC News on Tuesday. The Bloodhound SSC was being built not only to break the existing land-speed record of 763mph, but also to shatter the 1,000mph barrier. However, the 42-foot long, 14,000-plus pound vehicle had experienced a series of technical setbacks since the...

2008-10-23 12:25:00

The same British team that took the land speed record by breaking the sound barrier in 1997 has plans to take it even faster "“ up to 1,000mph. Engineers at the University of Leeds hope to break the current record of 763mph "“ set in 1997 at the Black Rock desert in Nevada. On that attempt, researchers were able to break the sound barrier for the first time. The new Bloodhound SSC (super sonic car) is built on a jet engine from a Typhoon fighter together with a hybrid rocket...

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