February 17, 2017
Purdue Hyperloop is back from California, after competing in the first ever real-world Hyperloop tests at SpaceX headquarters. Out of 27 teams, Purdue's pod was one of only 7 that passed all the requirements to be allowed into the test track -- a mile-long vacuum chamber tube. It was also the only entry made entirely of composites... which garnered notice from SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk. Purdue Hyperloop's faculty advisor is associate professor of mechanical engineering Guillermo Paniagua.