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In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas

Elon Musk is planning to create a fully operational Hyperloop system by 2020.

In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
A recovery vehicle and a test sled sit on rails after the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Getty Images)
In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
People look at a demostration test sled after the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Getty Images)
In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
(L-R) Hyperloop One Co-Founder & Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar, Hyperloop One Chief Executive Officer Rob Lloyd and Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer Brogan BamBrogan speak during the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Getty Images)
In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
A Hyperloop tube is displayed during the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Getty Images)
In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
People look at a demostration test sled after the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Getty Images)
In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
A recovery vehicle and a test sled sit on rails after the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Getty Images)
In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
Sand is displaced as a test sled is slowed during the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Getty Images)
In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
People walk through a Hyperloop tube after the first test of a propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Getty Images)
In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
A test sled is propelled along a set of tracks during the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Getty Images)
In Pictures: Hyperloop One stages its first public demonstration in Las Vegas
A Hyperloop tube is displayed during the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hyperloop One stages the first public demonstration of a key component of the startup's futuristic rail transit concept that could one day ferry passengers at near supersonic speeds. (JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)