Former Air Force fighter Andy Green will attempt to set a new world land speed record in 2015 and 16. If you visit the Cape Town Science Center, Cape Town South Africa, you can get a chance to learn what it feels like to reach a speed of 1 609.34km/h, more than 1,000 mph. In a January 8 story for the Cape Times, Journalism student Zolan Kanno-Youngs gave a blow-by-blow account of what it feels like to simulate the ride. Called the Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC) simulator, the director of education, Dave Rowley said it’s main purpose is to encourage young people to study science. Zolan-Youngs is on co-op at the Cape Times.
Photo from the Cape Times.