We last wrote about the Bloodhound back in July and Richard Noble told us "we're winning!" Well, right now they're running, the engine firing up for the first time in a hardened missile tunnel in Cornwall. Chris Harris is there as we speak too - best check your ear plugs are in place Chris - it's about to get loud!
sorry for the shaky video footage ...I guess I was a little bit excited lol
woody6804 Oct 2012
I too was lucky enough to be down in Newquay yesterday for the rocket test and all I can say is WOW ...what an atmosphere I drove through the night Tuesday to arrive bright and early after several cups of coffee the day went perfect ..here's a few of the pics I took ... The Show Car in one of the H.A.S shelters
Andy Green giving yet another interview
Cosworth F1 Engine been fussed over
The Radical Race car that Andy has been racing recently
Screen shot of the rocket engineers filling the HTP in to the fuel tank
Another screen shot The Bloodhound_Ssc & Cosworth guys doing their pretest checks
Mark Wibble04 Oct 2012
I like the fact that cardboard-cutout-man in hi-vis jacket and goggles gets blown over despite standing off to the side!
R500POP04 Oct 2012
The test was a huge sucess. We are now confident that when we arrive in the desert with the car that we have a system to supply HTP to the rocket that works. We're all stocked about the way the day went.