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Space Exploration / June 8, 2018

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.

Based on the high-quality submissions and overwhelming enthusiasm surrounding the competition, SpaceX is moving forward with a second installment of the competition: Hyperloop Pod Competition II, which will culminate in a second competition in Summer 2017 at SpaceX’s Hyperloop track. Hyperloop Competition II will be focused on a single criterion: maximum speed. The second competition is open to new student teams interested in competing on the track, as well as to existing student teams who have already built and tested Pods to further refine their designs.

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 Weekend
    In-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 I
    Selected pods compete at Competition Weekend I.SpaceX Hyperloop Test Track
  • Summer 2017
    Competition Weekend II
    Selected pods compete at Competition Weekend II.