SpaceX exploration Technologies Hawthorne ca
SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop transportation services. The company currently provides these services to innovators and universities interested in high-speed transportation technology and solutions. The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California is approximately one mile in length with a six foot outer diameter.
SpaceX offered its Hyperloop transportation services to 27 teams from across the country in the world's first Hyperloop Pod Competition just outside SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA. The purpose of the competition was to help accelerate the development of functional prototypes and encourage student innovation by challenging university students to design and build the best high-speed pod. This competition is the first of its kind anywhere in the world—
teams put their pods through a litany of tests, which was made possible through our Hyperloop system.
Note: This competition is a SpaceX event. SpaceX has no affiliation with any Hyperloop companies, including, but not limited to, those frequently referenced by the media.
- Important Dates
- January 29-30, 2016
Design WeekendIn-person Design Weekend with all invited entrants: Results.Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- Competition II Intent to Compete Form and Signed Letter of Support Due at 5pm Pacific
- January 27-29, 2017
Competition Weekend ISelected pods compete at Competition Weekend I.SpaceX Hyperloop Test Track
- Summer 2017
Competition Weekend IISelected pods compete at Competition Weekend II.