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SpaceX opens applications for 2018 Hyperloop competition

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Elon Musk’s space exploration startup SpaceX has opened applications for its Hyperloop Pod competition challenging student teams to design the fastest pod to be held in 2018. SpaceX confirmed at its second Hyperloop Pod design competition that there would definitely be a third, and now it’s opening up registration for that test, which is set to run next year. The 2018 competition will again take place at SpaceX’s 0.77-mile long test track near its Hawthorne HQ, and will challenge student teams to design the best pod they can create. According to SpaceX website there is another new twist for the next competition  all participating pods must be self-propelled, meaning they can’t make use of SpaceX’s own pusher vehicle, which provided a starting boost to pods that didn’t have their own means of acceleration.

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