Hyperloop One Reaches 116mph In First Open-air Test Run!

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Can people travel in supersonic vacuum tubes? Startup company Hyperloop-One provided us with an answer, and the answer is yes. In the Nevada desert, Hyperloop-One successfully demonstrated rocketing a sled down a short section of track using magnetic levitation technology. The aluminum sled reached 116 mph in 1.9 seconds and hit 300 mph before in came to a halt in a sand berm.

Hyperloop One Reaches 116mph In First $Open-air Test Run!

When and if completed, the Hyperloop would work by propelling pods at high speeds through a tube, which in theory would be able to make the journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just 30 minutes.

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