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11:24am 5th March 2013

A thousand mile an hour land speed record could be thanks to Cornwall.

A team of scientists have announced they will make Newquay airport their home as they prepare for the bid.

Bloodhound will mean tests of up to two hundred miles an hour at St Mawgan.

Project Director Richard Noble explains why they chose the Duchy: "We searched all over the country to find somewhere to do a series of rocket tests on our rocket motor. You see we've got to develop this rocket motor and make it safer to drive than a car. This is the crucial thing.

"We needed somewhere where we could make one hell of a noise and the Aerohub people said "Come here! Please! We would really welcome you!" It is absolutely fantastic because it's the same sort of spirit as the project spirit. We feel very happy here, we're among friends."

Bloodhound SSC is a unique rocket and jet powered vehicle capable of achieving 1000mph.

The Project has been designed to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Chris Pomfret, Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership said: "Aerohub will create high value jobs for Cornwall, which aligns perfectly with Bloodhound's focus on encouraging the development of science and engineering skills.

"This pioneering project is pushing the boundaries in terms of technologies and reflects a key element of our Enterprise Zone and the wider business community of Cornwall.  In the short -term Bloodhound will provide our EZ with some very high profile exposure which can only help build momentum."

11:24am 5th March 2013

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