2015 Sep 25 By Blake 0 comment

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SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
2015 Jun 15 By Blake 0 comment

https://youtu.be/3ms3pHE9aCU Major newsflash, SpaceX shows the Front Range of Colorado in latest information on the Hyperloop! Also, SpaceX will help build a wee test track! Announcing the @SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition http://t.co/ZQHjHtkuAj https://t.co/AtCkkRnjHt — Hyperloop (@Hyperloop) June 15, 2015 SpaceX/Tesla will also do a reference pod to be shown after the @Hyperloop competition. Bonus for all racing teams that exceed reference. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2015 To be clear, SpaceX is supporting a student design competition for STEM, not trying to build Hyperloop itself. Other cos are doing latter. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2015 THE OFFICIAL…

Major Financing Funneling Into Hyperloop Development Companies
2015 Feb 12 By Blake 0 comment

Seems like California and Texas are beating Colorado in development of Hyperloop technologies and routes. Below is the earth shaking news as reported by Bruce Upbin of Forbes: Hyperloop Is Real: Meet The Startups Selling Supersonic Travel From startup to the speed of sound: Hyperloop Technologies CTO Brogan BamBrogan and Co-Chairman Shervin Pishevar The majestic Senate majority leader suite in the U.S. Capitol was still Harry Reid’s in September when he eagerly scooched his leather chair across the Oriental rug to gaze at something that, he was told, would change transportation forever. Former SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan (yes, that’s his legal…

Hyperloop Test Track to be Built in… Texas
2015 Jan 19 By Blake 0 comment

Major new development from Elon Musk! Will be building a Hyperloop test track for companies and student teams to test out their pods. Most likely in Texas.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 15, 2015 Also thinking of having an annual student Hyperloop pod racer competition, like Formula SAE http://t.co/HV9BLCoMb8— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 15, 2015 But why Texas, not Colorado?!?!

2014 Nov 12 By Blake 0 comment

Questions of whether we should build a Colorado Hyperloop shouldn’t be a zero sum game. If you don’t know what zero sum means in game theory, look at this video by President Clinton. http://youtu.be/DnLosZVG54k So lets imagine a future different from the past. Cars will forever be around. Rail will always be around. Hyperloop will be new, but it will show our interdependence on the other forms of transportation. A hyperloop will reveal that we are interdependent to each other as well. Colorado relates to this important higher level of thinking because CDOT will be embarking on some major infrastructure projects that will affect…

2014 Oct 28 By Blake 0 comment

MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department’s 2014 Centennial Celebration The MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium was where Elon Musk answered a question on the Hyperloop. The question was prompted by Elliot Owen, who built a working model of the hyperloop tube and pods (that can be seen below). The question can be seen in the link below, at the 01:02:00 mark: http://webcast.amps.ms.mit.edu/fall2014/AeroAstro/index-Fri-PM.html Here are some key points answered by Elon; He was asked by on whether temperature of the Hyperloop tube would be too high. Elon responded that the diameter of the hyperloop tube would be twice the diameter of the hyperloop…

2014 Aug 07 By Blake 0 comment

  Artist and activist Alfred Twu’s image.   High-speed rail has been in the news in that its not working. The New York Times states: High-speed rail was supposed to be President Obama’s signature transportation project, but despite the administration spending nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, the projects have gone mostly nowhere and the United States still lags far behind Europe and China. Fairly obvious, but we all know why high speed transport will eventually happen:  Andy Kunz, executive director of the U.S. High-Speed Rail Association, thinks the United States will eventually…

2014 Mar 11 By Blake 0 comment

First, Colorado Hyperloop has a new Facebook Page! It can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/coloradohyperloop  There is a great tumblr on what costs more than space exploration. The writers of the blog first pick a subject: It’s impossible to say exactly how big the economic impact of the 2014 California Drought will be, but what is certain that it will be really, really expensive. Then they compaire it to some type of space exploration: Approximately eight days from now, the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory (GPM, for short) will launch on board an H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. With…

2014 Feb 21 By Blake 0 comment

Richard Branson insists he will be aboard first Virgin Galactic space flight http://gu.com/p/3nxha Just like the first Hyperloop ride, I would probably be very nervous, Richard Branson and Elon Musk would probably go on that too.

2014 Feb 14 By Blake 0 comment

The Colorado Business Journal’s Ed Sealover reports that aerospace industries are pushing for more tax breaks. The aptly titled “Colorado spacecraft tax break gets stratospheric support” reports a bit of the lobbying effort by a couple of companies mainly spearheaded by the “Metro Denver Economic Development Corp”. Ed writes: California, Florida and Texas all have similar tax breaks to HB 1178, sponsored by House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver and House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland — and are ahead of Colorado in their ability to store satellites and attract aerospace companies, several people testified. …legislators spanning the spectrum from liberal to…