Video: Gwynne Shotwell of SpaceX + Dirk Ahlborn of Hyperloop Transportation Tech

Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, gave a keynote talk at last week’s South Summit entrepreneurial business event in Madrid, Spain. She then participated in a panel discussion titled, Future of connectivity: What can we expect from Space Exploration 6.0. Her talk starts at about 1hr 31min 15sec into this video. The panel begins at around 1hr 45min Then Dirk Ahlborn of JumpStartFund and CEO … Continue reading Video: Gwynne Shotwell of SpaceX + Dirk Ahlborn of Hyperloop Transportation Tech

Sci-Tech: Hyperloop development update

Lots of activity on the Hyperloop development front: * SpaceX is sponsoring a Hyperloop Pod Competition. * Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is building a prototype system in Quay Valley, California: The first full-scale Hyperloop test track may launch in California next year – The Verge * Hyperloop Technologies just hired former Cisco President Rob Lloyd as a new CEO: Hyperloop Technologies taps … Continue reading Sci-Tech: Hyperloop development update

Sci-Tech: SpaceX sponsoring Hyperloop pod competition on test track

Elon Musk is not planning to to develop his Hyperloop mass transit idea with a company of his own. Instead, he is encouraging others to develop it. Today SpaceX announced that a short test track will be built near the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, which will be used for an open competition, geared towards … Continue reading Sci-Tech: SpaceX sponsoring Hyperloop pod competition on test track

Sci-Tech: Latest view of the Tesla Gigafactory + Hyperloop test track project

Here’s a recent drone view of Tesla Motors‘ giant Gigafactory battery plant under construction in Nevada. [ Update: Elon says this is just a fraction of the ultimate size of the facility – Elon Musk on Twitter: This is not the full Gigafactory, it is just the pilot plant (1/4 size) ] === Another of Elon Musk’s concepts is being moved forward … Continue reading Sci-Tech: Latest view of the Tesla Gigafactory + Hyperloop test track project

Sci-Tech: Hyperloop Tech developing high-speed ‘cargoloop’

Last fall a virtual company called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) began designing an implementation of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept for super-fast mass transportation. HTT, currently funded through (JumpStartFund), expects to become a public company soon:  The Crowdsourced Company Building Elon’s Hyperloop Is Going Public – WIRED. Meanwhile, another company called Hyperloop Technologies Inc. has formed and is backed by “a formidable lineup of Silicon Valley and Washington … Continue reading Sci-Tech: Hyperloop Tech developing high-speed ‘cargoloop’