Former SpaceX Director Joins Crowd-sourced Hyperloop Project

One of Elon Musk’s former underlings has joined a crowdsourced hyperloop project inspired by the Tesla Motors CEO.

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Elon Musk Finally Reveals His Vision For An 800 MPH Hyperloop

Last month Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk created quite a stir when he mentioned a concept he had been mulling over called the “hyperloop”. At a tenth of the cost of high-speed rail, but around four-times fast, the hyperloop is the kind of 21st century science-fiction we’ve come to expect from Musk, but don’t expect him to build the hyperloop anytime soon.

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Video: 4,000 MPH Hyperloop To Start Testing This Year

America has been embroiled in a debate over the wisdom of spending billions of dollars on a national high-speed rail network. A small Colorado company called ET3 has other ideas though, calling for a 4,000 mph “Hyperloop” system of vacuum tubes that could connect New York with L.A. in under an hour.

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