Photo: The mood was festive at ASU’s Polytechnic campus Friday after members of AZLoop learned their team had been selected to advance in SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition. Lynne Nethken, project lead and mechanical engineering graduate student at Arizona State University, talks through video chat with students from Prescott’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University following the announcement. AZLoop is one of 24 finalist teams selected from a field that started with about 1,300 entries. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now

ASU-led team advances in SpaceX Hyperloop competition

AZLoop team members learn their design is one of 24 finalists from a field of about 1,300

April 1, 2017

Video by Ken Fagan/ASU Now
Left: Project co-lead Joshua Kosar, a robotics engineering senior, and project lead Lynne Nethken, a mechanical engineering graduate student, share the news that their AZLoop team is one of 24 finalists in SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition. AZLoop advanced from a field that started last year with about 1,300 entries. Right: Dozens of AZLoop team members celebrate at the announcement that their high-speed transportation pod design has advanced to the build stage. The AZLoop team is composed of students from ASU’s Tempe, Polytechnic and Thunderbird campuses as well as students from Northern Arizona University and Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University. Photos by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Dozens of AZLoop team members celebrate at the announcement that their high-speed transportation pod design has advanced to the build stage. The AZLoop team is composed of students from ASU’s Tempe, Polytechnic and Thunderbird campuses as well as students from Northern Arizona University and Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now

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