Purdue team to build, test their high-speed Hyperloop design

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP): A team of Purdue University students has won the chance to turn its design for a capsule that would move people at high speed into a working device.

The Purdue team was among 30 chosen from about 100 teams to advance during last weekend’s SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition at Texas A&M University.

That means the 18-member team will try to turn its pod design into reality this summer at the first Hyperloop Test Track in California.

The company, SpaceX, released the concept in 2013 that involves a passenger capsule that might travel at nearly the speed of sound in a vacuum tube.

The college teams were judged on categories ranging from design detail and innovation to feasibility.


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