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Hyperloop

An ultra-high-speed ground transportation system proposed in 2013 by Elon Musk, cofounder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and founder of space transport company SpaceX.

Pods in a Tube
Hyperloop pods ride in a solar-powered, elevated air tube that for long distances would mostly follow an existing highway. To reduce resistance, a low pressure environment is created within the tube. If ever built, a 350-mile ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco would take approximately 35 minutes, reaching speeds in excess of 700 MPH.

The First Hyperloop
In 2014, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) was formed to create a Hyperloop in Quay Valley, California. Quay Valley is a futuristic, model town with 25,000 homes built from the ground up on 7,500 acres. In 2016, the first test of the Hyperloop One over a short distance was successful. See also hyperlink.
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