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First Hyperloop tested; Missouri a candidate to land high-speed transport system

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The first test of the Hyperloop was done in the Nevada desert. (Credit: Hyperloop One) The first test of the Hyperloop was done in the Nevada desert. (Credit: Hyperloop One)

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.

Back in April, News 4 first told you about the possibility of Missouri landing a Hyperloop transit system that would transport passengers from St. Louis to Kansas City in 23 minutes.

The company, "Hyperloop-One," said the test consisted of the first full-scale Hyperloop in the world.

Hyperloops use magnetic rails and a train that runs inside a tube with little or no air.

In theory, it allows travel faster than the speed of sound.

"We did it, we've been working so hard," said co-founder Shervin Pishevar. "Hyperloop is real."

"It will be the safest, cleanest, fastest form of transportation in the world," he continued.

Hyperloop-One's goal is to have three systems in service by 2021.

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