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Paradigm Hyperloop may have finished second at last year’s international SpaceX competition, making history and gaining international attention, but the team’s application for the 2018 race — taking place in California this weekend — was rejected.
“It was very demotivating,” said Jack Chapman, Canadian lead for the Paradigm team.
Underneath the shell of the pod Paradigm raced in 2017. It now sits on display in the engineering building at MUN. (Eddy Kennedy/CBC)
“But it also was a bit inspirational,” he added. “It gave us the opportunity to step back and look at what we value with this project.”
The SpaceX competition was created to foster student innovation and advance Hyperloop technology — a potential future mode of transportation.
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