"By achieving full vacuum, we essentially invented our own sky in a tube, as if you're flying at 200,000 feet in the air", said Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Hyperloop One.
Elon Musk's vision of an ultra-high speed transportation system of the future is one step closer to becoming a reality.
He claimed the hyperloop will one day become the cleanest, fastest, and safest form of transportation in the world.
First on "CBS This Morning", we take a look at the first private test of the Hyperloop.
That's nowhere near the ~700 miles per hour speed that they originally planned the system to enable, but the full-scale 500-meter test track is also shorter than the previously announced 1-mile long tube and it's only the first phase of testing the propulsion system in a near vacuum.
Hyperloop One Have Completed A Full Systems Test
Through it all, however, Hyperloop One had been able to build test tracks in Nevada.
"Fast to dig, low cost tunnels would also make Hyperloop adoption viable and enable rapid transit across densely populated regions, enabling travel from NY to Washington DC in less than 30 minutes", the company said in a published FAQ.
The first test of the Hyperloop was done in the Nevada desert, and Missouri is one of 35 finalists for the new high-tech transportation system called a Hyperloop.
Hyperloop One conducted the first full-scale system test (via The Verge), achieving full vacuum conditions in its closed tube environment with a test pod that's the actual size of what it envisions for its production systems. The sleek prototype of the pod will be powered along by massive tubes in a vacuum, using magnetic levitation and electromagnetic propulsion. Hyperloop's first trial was successful in demonstrating that the same effect could be achieved using vacuum tubes.
The Hyperloop XP-1, which will be used to simulate transporting passengers and cargo through Hyperloop.
In addition to reaching higher speeds, Hyperloop One has many other technical questions to address. Many possible Hyperloop connections have been proposed around the world.