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Event to highlight Wrexham link to land speed record bid

 

The man designing a rocket to power a car which will attempt to break the land speed record will reveal Wrexham's links to the project at a free business breakfast.

Daniel Jubb will be guest speaker at the Bloodhound Experience Wrexham Business Breakfast at Glyndŵr University from 7.30am on Thursday 24 November.

He is part of the Bloodhound SSC team which is visiting the university for a two-day Wrexham Science Festival event.

The Bloodhound Super Sonic car has been designed to run at speeds of up to 1,050mph and will attempt to break the land speed record in South Africa next year.

Jubb was recruited to the Bloodhound Project in November 2005, having devoted his life thus far to developing rockets.

He received his first model rocket kit aged 10 and in 1995 founded The Falcon Project with his grandfather, Sid Guy. The project runs in the UK and the US, designing and manufacturing solid propellant rocket motors.

Event organiser Katie Dutton, events coordinator at Glyndŵr University, said: “Bloodhound SSC is one of the most exciting engineering projects in the world at the moment and the team’s visit is a real coup for Wrexham Science Festival.

“The free breakfast offers a chance for businesses to find out more about the impact of the project and the opportunities for them to be involved.”

The business breakfast is one of three events being led by the team on their visit to Wrexham.

A free public lecture, featuring project director Richard Noble, is being held on Wednesday 23 November from 6.15pm-9pm.

A programme of events with up to 600 pupils from local schools is also planned for Wednesday and Thursday.

To book a space at the business breakfast contact Samantha Clutton by emailing s.clutton@glyndwr.ac.uk or calling 01978 293183.

For more information about any of the other Bloodhound events visit www.wrexhamsf.com

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