SCI/TECH: VT places in Hyperloop competition

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by Kameron Kopecky, Briana McGowan, Zack Wajsgras–

In Hawthorne, Ca., Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Competition was underway.  Teams from around the world competed in the competition to test their designs and create a functional, fast, and safe Hyperloop pod.

Virginia Tech’s team, Team Vhyper, tested their pod at the competition’s mile-long test track and displayed an impressive performance.  Team Vhyper placed 4th during the Design Weekend competition at Texas A&M University and will have the chance to move on to the next round of the competition where they will build their prototype this summer.

A hyperloop, which is an ultra-high speed transportation system, could completely change the way we travel in the future.

Virginia Tech’s team is proud to represent Hokie Nation at such a potentially revolutionary competition.