Hyperloop at Virginia Tech

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What is Hyperloop?

Hyperloop is a technology that was first proposed by entrepreneur Elon Musk in August of 2013. The proposition outlines specifications for a transport framework that utilizes vacuum tunneling to enable mass transport at speeds in excess of 760 miles per hour. This will enable trips such as LA to San Francisco in under half an hour.

Transport by Vacuum

Reduces the air resistance, enabling rapid acceleration

High Speeds

The original Hyperloop proposal calls for speeds of up to 700 mph


This technology will massively reduce American carbon footprint

About Our Team

Hyperloop at Virginia Tech has a track record that speaks for itself. Our team of phenomenal engineers has had the privilege of being a part of the SpaceX Hyperloop competition since the very beginning. We have been invited to all four of the past competitions and we have made a name for ourselves. In the first and second competitions, we placed fourth and seventh respectively. We recruit the best and brightest minds that Virginia Tech has to offer boasting over a hundred members who actively commit to making our dream come true.

High Rankings

Obtained 4th and 7th places in past competitions

Top Speeds

Achieved a top speed of 200 Miles Per Hour

100+ Members

Our team boasts over 100 of Virginia Techs finest minds


Virginia Tech Hyperloop competes annually in the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition


Team Members


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Hyperloop at Virginia Tech

Meet our Officers

Payleigh Behan

Team Leader

Michael Benson

Chief Engineer

Shashwot KC

Operations Manager

Join Our Team

Hyperloop at Virginia Tech is always looking for new members. If you are interested in getting involved, please follow this link to fill out our new member application.


Join the hype by contacting us through the form below or at hyperloopatvirginiatech@gmail.com

619 Whittemore Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061


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