Rob Bennett - Bloodhound - STEMFest in Space

How is Apollo 11 and Bloodhound connected?

Rob Bennett - Bloodhound Education

Bloodhound explores the science and technology used in the Land Speed Record project and the way these innovations are used in the European space programme.

Bloodhound Education provides exciting, hands-on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities for students aged 7 upwards, as well as resources for teachers and parents to support learning in the classroom. It takes the excitement of real engineering into schools through engineering challenges, projects and workshops, using links to projects like Bloodhound LSR (Land Speed Record).

It was originally set up alongside the BLOODHOUND SSC Project in 2009, to bring the curriculum to life through the excitement of “real-life engineering” of a land speed record car and has engaged with over 2 million students.

In 2016, it was established as a registered charity with the mission to inspire a generation to explore and get into STEM as well as raise awareness of STEM careers. It works across the UK and beyond. The charity is supported by donations, grants, STEM companies and associated organisations; the Bloodhound Ambassador Programme made up of individual and corporate volunteers.

Brief description of session:

In the 21st century we face huge challenges and opportunities on this world and beyond. Rob Bennett from the team at Bloodhound explores the science and technology used in the Land Speed Record project and the way these innovations are used in the European space programme. How is Apollo 11 and Bloodhound connected? Find out this fascinating story. It is Rocket Science!

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