>> Traveling at jetliner speeds over land has taken yet another step closer to reality. Virgin Hyperloop One claims they set a record for hyperloop speed testing. Clocking their pod at 240 miles per hour. The latest test campaign involved trying out a new air lock. Which depressurized the tube housing the Hyperloop's 1,600 foot long test track.
Virgin Hyperloop One also announced that it had raised $50 million in new financing. And named British billionaire, and founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, non-executive chairman. The high speed transportation systems, originally the brain child of American entrepreneur Elon Musk. Could one day cut the travel time between New York and Washington DC to about 30 minutes.