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Musk Gets Rock Star Greeting From Students Vying to Design Hyperloop

  • MIT, Delft, Wisconsin among winning teams in SpaceX contest
  • Top teams' designs will be tested this summer in California

Teams from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Delft University in the Netherlands and the University of Wisconsin at Madison were among those winning a chance to build and test their pod designs for the “Hyperloop” transportation system proposed by billionaire Elon Musk

Yet the highlight of the two-day event for many students was a surprise appearance on Saturday by Musk, the SpaceX founder and chief executive officer who first unleashed his Hyperloop idea on the world in August 2013. All weekend, engineering students had been hoping their innovation icon would show up.