HyperLoop One Marches On

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The Hyperloop One concept has the promise to revolutionize shipping and potentially human transportation as we know it today. And the good news is it continues to march forward. Underdevelopment is the first full scale test environment capable of showing off the technology and environmental elements.

This week Hyperloop One released a number of photos on the progress it has made in Nevada to bring the concept to life. They are hopeful of running tests across a 500 meter long dev loop, prior to heading full steam into their first commercial installation.  And guess where it will be developed? Dubai, of course, linking Abu Dhabi and Dubai across a 100 mile stretch. This will enable shipping containers to run between in as little as 12 mins versus 2hrs today. Crazy, but reality!

See more about the experience here as it was reported by Techcrunch.

SpaceX seems destined to become a viable player


Elon Musk seems to be accelerating his SpaceX founded space flight company. On Sunday, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket gently floated to the earth after spending time in space launching an unmanned Dragon spacecraft towards the ISS (See Video Here). It only took approximately 8 minutes for the Falcon to do its job. This is the 8th successful recovery landing in recent times (3 on solid ground, 5 on drone ships based in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.) What’s exciting about today’s landing is that it is the first time Complex 39A was at Kennedy Space Center since the end of the space shuttle program, giving NASA and space enthusiasts hope for an exciting future. Remember pad 39A brought men to the moon and numerous shuttle takeoff’s, up until retirement of the program in 2011.

SpaceX is looking to revolutionize the commercial space industry by creating a fleet of rockets that can be reused versus being destroyed with each mission. This would radically change the costs and frequency of shipping all sorts of things into space. Buying test will come in March when the first reusable rocket will be tested. Be sure to follow @elonmusk for great updates about his innovation