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Submission + - 4,000 MPH@1G Hyperloop Transport Dream Approaches Reality 2

Freshly Exhumed writes: Elon Musk's dream of a hyperloop transport system seems to be closer to reality than he anticipated. Hyperloop transportation, referred to by Musk as a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table", is a tubular pneumatic transport system with the theoretical capability of carrying passengers from New York to L.A. in about 30 minutes at velocities near 4,000 miles per hour, while maintaining a near-continuous G force of 1. Colorado-based company ET3 is planning to build and test its own version of such a hyperloop system, Yahoo reports.
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4,000 MPH@1G Hyperloop Transport Dream Approaches Reality

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  • The VHST would be a vacuum sealed tube buried underground...

    and what happens when it breaks down halfway across the country?

  • This is NOT what he was talking about. He says it's cheap, relatively speaking. No underground vacuum-sealed tube thousands of miles long will be cheap, either to build or maintain.

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