Technology

The history of hyperloop

Technology

The history of hyperloop

The prospect of moving people in tubes is far from a recent, “Jetsons”-esque notion. British mechanical engineer/inventor George Medhurst received the first patent to transport goods via tubes in 1799. Other “atmospheric railways” were proposed, tested and developed in ensuing decades around the world. Robert Goddard is credited with introducing the concept of hyperloop transportation in 1910. Goddard produced designs of a train, floating on magnets within a vacuum-sealed tunnel.

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