Video: Virgin Hyperloop One just broke its speed record

Sun 24 Dec 2017 10:33 AM
Virgin Hyperloop One set a test speed record of nearly 240 miles per hour during its third phase of testing at its site in Nevada.

The company also tested a new airlock which helped transition test pods between atmospheric and vacuum conditions during a test campaign which was completed on December 15.

The tests were conducted in a tube depressurized down to the equivalent air pressure experienced at 200,000 feet above sea level.

A Virgin Hyperloop One pod quickly lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.

(Source: Business Insider UK YouTube channel)