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Top U.S. engineers join crowdfunding effort to help turn Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ from dream into reality

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – JumpStartFund founder and CEO Dirk Ahlborn thinks Musk’s Hyperloop could be a viable alternative to California’s costly high-speed rail project. Elon Musk is apparently not the only person with an 800-mile-per-hour pipe dream. Two top U.S. engineers have signed on with a crowdfunding site to help turn Musk’s “Hyperloop” transportation system into a reality. Dr. Marco Villa, the former director of mission operations for SpaceX, and Dr. Patricia Galloway, the first woman president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, will help lead and manage development of the “Hyperloop” tube that could someday transport passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes. “There does not seem to be any technical issues on this project that we can’t solve, even if we do not know right away, we will figure it out,” Villa said in a statement released by JumpStartFund, the southern California crowdfunding startup that has committed to building Musk’s design. “Hyperloop is a very complex system and we look forward to receiving input and support from all the brilliant minds out there in the JumpStartFund community.” Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and founder of Tesla Motors, has said he doesn’t […]

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