More Hyperloop and Safety Considerations for Airless Systems

Another 9News story on ET3.

http://www.9news.com/news/article/352342/339/Longmont-co-paves-way-for-space-travel-on-earth

Great to have the public hear more about this, but one sad thing is that the first test platform could be built in Las Vegas. Why not along the front range? Where it will be a demonstrator and useful for the inhabitants. Building it in Las Vegas reeks of tourist attraction gimmick, people will think its a gamble…

Also I wonder what happens when a capsule traveling through am air evacuated hyperloop encounters a breach or a mass of air molecules. Would it crumple the compartment? Would it force the air back out the whole and rupture the tube even more? All I know is that I like Elon Musk’s design with air. It provides at least a bit of safety margin if there is a rupture in the seal.

Anyway, any Press is good Press.

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