Hyperloop tube travel could become a reality before the end of the year

Hyperloop, or high speed tube travel, is less than two months away from becoming a reality.

That's according to a tweet that Elon Musk sent out on Sunday.

Musk announced on Twitter that the test track near Los Angeles will open December 10.

Virgin Hyperloop One is a rival concept that also seeks to move humans and materials at high speeds through a tube or tunnel system.

Just this month, the company released the first-ever hyperloop feasibility study that touts the economic benefits of tube travel.

Virgin Hyperloop One would connect Kansas City and St Louis -- normally a four-hour drive -- in under 30 minutes, and a ticket would cost less than a gallon of gas.
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