Bloodhound gets new HQ and £1m education grant

Written by: Laura Hopperton | Published:

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, today opened the new Bloodhound Technical Centre in Avonmouth, Bristol, where the 1,000mph jet and rocket powered racing car is now being assembled.

As recognition of the project's success in inspiring children about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Willetts also announced a £1million grant to help the project's education team and 500 ambassadors extend its outreach programme.

"Bloodhound is British science and engineering at its visionary best," noted Willetts. "The project's success will not only be measured in miles per hour, but also in how it inspires future generations.

"This new investment will help show even more young people how rewarding science and engineering careers can be. It's been an honour to be part of the Bloodhound journey so far and I wish the team the best of luck for the world land speed record attempt."


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