The path not taken.
- Oct 9, 2009
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Probably be more realistic to keep it thin instead of complete vacuum.TomcatViP said:Funny that they went laminar and included some heavy drag reduction shaping: weren't they supposed to have no air in the tunnel?
A reasonably well-equipped laboratory would be hard pressed to create the sort of crappy vacuum you'd find in low Earth orbit...never mind a tunnel meters in diameter and hundreds of miles long with many, many large-size hatches that are constantly opening up to the larger environment.sferrin said:
Note that the video is glitched at the moment, they'll probably fix it quickly enough though.During SpaceX’s annual Hyperloop competition, a pod designed by the Technical University of Munich reached a record top speed of 288mph (463km/h) - but soon after exploded