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In addition to AeroAstro students, the Hyperloop team includes students from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Sloan School of Management. (MIT Hyperloop team photo)

MIT Hyperloop Team by Philip Caplan, Philippe Kirschen, Richard Li, Max Opgenoord, and Derek Paxson The Hyperloop is a concept for high-speed transportation that consists of pods traveling close to the speed of sound through partially evacuated tubes elevated above the ground. The dream is to be able to travel between cities like San Francisco and LA, or Boston and New York in half an hour, in an efficient, convenient, and environmentally friendly way. It has the potential to change how we think about transportation. In June 2015, when SpaceX announced that it would sponsor a Hyperloop pod design competition, two graduate student members of AeroAstro’s Aerospace Computational Design Lab felt compelled to get involved. Joined by a grad student from the Gas Turbine Lab, the three started working on forming a team that could tackle the audacious and multidisciplinary challenge.

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Student Projects: tiny rocket drones, hyper-speed transport, a composite rocket, and a lunar orbit competitor

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MIT AeroAstro annual magazine 2015-2016Aeroastro 2015 16  

Annual magazine review of MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department research and educational initiatives.

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