Photos: Elon Musk's Super-Fast 'Hyperloop' Transit System of the Future

Hyperloop Sketches

Hyperloop Sketches

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Elon Musk, of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, revealed his futuristic "Hyperloop" transportation system on August 12, 2013. [Full Story: Hyperloop Unveiled - Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals Wild Idea for Superfast Travel]

Hyperloop Passenger Transport Capsule Conceptual Design Rendering

Hyperloop Passenger Transport Capsule Conceptual Design Rendering

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This rendering shows the Hyperloop passenger transport capsule conceptual design unveiled by SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Aug. 12, 2013. [Full Story: Hyperloop Unveiled - Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals Wild Idea for Superfast Travel]

Hyperloop Passenger Capsule

Hyperloop Passenger Capsule

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This image shows a concept for Elon Musk's novel Hyperloop passenger capsule with doors open at a station. [Full Story: Hyperloop Unveiled - Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals Wild Idea for Superfast Travel]

Hyperloop Tube Between Los Angeles and San Francisco

Hyperloop tube stretching from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Hyperloop tube stretching from Los Angeles to San Francisco. [Full Story: Hyperloop Unveiled - Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals Wild Idea for Superfast Travel]

Streamlines for Capsule Inside Hyperloop

Streamlines for Capsule Inside Hyperloop

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This image features the streamlines for capsule traveling at high subsonic velocities inside Hyperloop, the futuristic transportation concept by Elon Musk. [Full Story: Hyperloop Unveiled - Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals Wild Idea for Superfast Travel]

Hyperloop Passenger Capsule

Hyperloop Passenger Capsule

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Hyperloop Capsule in Tube Cutaway

Hyperloop Capsule in Tube Cutaway

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Hyperloop Route Overview

Hyperloop Route Overview

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Los Angeles/Grapevine South Section of Proposed Hyperloop Route

Los Angeles/Grapevine South Section of Proposed Hyperloop Route

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I-5 Section of Proposed Hyperloop Route.

I-5 Section of Proposed Hyperloop Route.

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First Mode Shape of Hyperloop

First Mode Shape of Hyperloop

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