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In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is hosting a Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters.

In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks to participants ahead of testing of their pods in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
The Delft Hyperloop vehicle team from the Netherlands load up their pod during the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
The Delft Hyperloop vehicle team from the Netherlands load up their pod during the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
A pod constructed by students of University of Waterloo from Ontario Canada is seen show their pod during the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
Technical University of Munich load their pod WARR into the tube for the first test of the day in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
The INFIRA Pod designed by rLoop, a globally distributed, open source, crowdsourced, multi-disciplinary team is seen during the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
Workes close the door on the SpaceX Hyperloop tube during the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
The EDGE pod, the smallest hyperloop pod designed by Keio University in Japan, is displayed during the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
The rLoop team shows their INFIRA pod during the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
Ales Tech from Pisa, Italy shows their pod during the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
The VicHyper pod built by a team of students from RMIT University in Australia is seen during the SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
Space X CEO Elon Musk (C) checks out the HYPERXITE University of California, Irvine pod during the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
The VicHyper pod built by a team of students from RMIT University in Australia is seen during the SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti (L) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk arrive together during the start of the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Hyperloop pod race at the SpaceX headquarters
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk(C) speaks during the SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition in Hawthorne, California on January 29, 2017. Students from 30 colleges and universities from the US and around the world are taking part in testing their pods on a 1.25 kilometer-long Hyperloop track at the SpaceX headquarters. (GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)