Elon Musk just brought his Hyperloop project one step closer to reality.
The Tesla Motors founder said Thursday he intends to build a testing facility for the ultra-fast transportation system. The five-mile track would most likely be in Texas, Musk said in a tweet.
Musk’s Hyperloop would involve strapping passengers into pods, or a train, and shooting them through a tube at warp-speed to their destination. In theory, a 500-mile trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles would take less than an hour.
Musk, whose projects include luxury electric car company Tesla [fortune-stock symbol=”TSLA”], the private space flight company Space X, and solar power installer SolarCity [fortune-stock symbol=”SCTY”], first laid out his audacious vision for a Hyperloop 18 months ago. Since then…
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