The Greenbird comes home

29 July 2009

Four months after it broke the world land speed record, the Greenbird is coming home. The carbon fibre vehicle - part aeroplane, part sailboat, part Formula One car - hit speeds of over 125 mph using just the power of the wind, has completed the long journey across the Atlantic and is set for a heroes' welcome.

The Greenbird will now have its first opportunity to be seen by the British public at the Science Museum, London, between 4th-6th August. Richard Jenkins, the engineer behind the project and the man who drove the Greenbird into the history books, will be on hand to explain ‘the science’ that enabled him to travel at such an astonishing speed on just a 30-40 mph wind.

The Greenbird will then come to rest at the EcoTech Centre, Swaffham, Norfolk, where it will be on display from August 10th. The centre is one of the UK’s top green attractions with the only wind turbine in the world the public can climb.

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TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD JENKINS OR DALE VINCE OF ECOTRICITY PLEASE CALL Maddy ON 01453 769318 / 07863 109472

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM PLEASE CALL Andrew Marcus on 020 7942 4357 or email andrew.marcus@sciencemuseum.org.uk.

See Greenbird, the fastest wind powered vehicle on Earth at 'Racing the Wind' at the Science Museum. 4–6 August 2009, 11.00–13.00 and 14.00–16.00 Antenna gallery. Free entry. More information – www.sciencemuseum.org.uk. Then from August 10th the Greenbird will be on display at the EcoTech Centre Swaffham – www.ecotech.org.uk   

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