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Human Passengers Travel In A Hyperloop For The First Time
Virgin Hyperloop is one of a handful of companies currently trying to build such a system for passenger travel. Sara Luchian, the company’s director of passenger experience, was one of two people on board the test ride.

“It was exhilarating,” she says. “I mean, it was such a thrill, largely because of the psychology of the moment, just understanding the magnitude of what we were accomplishing. But of course, it was a sporty ride that was quite thrilling physically as well.”

Hyperloop technology was conceived by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk in 2012 to address the two main issues that slow down conventional freight transportation: friction and air resistance. The futuristic high-speed system is designed with passenger pods that move through a partial vacuum in steel tubes.
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