MIT team places first among U.S. universities at 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.
Through dedication and a willingness to face challenges both expected and unforeseen, an MIT team recently brought the air-powered hovercraft from the world of Saturday-morning cartoons to reality, at the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.
But that’s only part of the story.
What’s past is prologue
In a 2013 white paper, Elon Musk, technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer, detailed a high-speed frictionless train — the Hyperloop. When drag and atmosphere were removed from a tunnel, he posited, trains could float within a vacuum tube at up to 700 miles per hour.
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