See SpaceX’s Hyperloop Competition In Photos
Scenes from this weekend's event at Texas A&M
This past weekend, Austin-based reporter Priscila Mosqueda traveled an hour and a half to Texas A&M and capture the mood, excitement, and ground-breaking technology that would be unveiled at SpaceX’s Hyperloop pod competition. You can read her full coverage here.
In front of Elon Musk, who surprised those in attendance by appearing late in the festivities, a team of graduate students from MIT ultimately bested the other 120-plus teams.
Above are a handful of photos from the competition, including a few renderings of the MIT design, which now has the chance to test their pod and compete against 21 other teams this summer at the SpaceX’s one-mile Hyperloop test track near its headquarters in Hawthorne, California.
The man of the hour
A rendering of the winning Hyperloop pod design.
See Elon Musk on stage, or on the big screen
Victory in hand, MIT starts to celebrate
A more enhanced and in-depth look at the winning rendering
A bird’s eye view of the Texas A&M competition
Lockheed Martin’s F22 demonstration draws an engineering student eager to try the simulation and take down enemy planes
More event attendees trying out the Lockheed Martin’s F22 demo
Lockheed Martin’s F22 Raptor can travel at twice the speed of sound