UNT SpaceX teamA group of UNT engineering students are competing to revolutionize the way we travel, as featured in a story by NBC5. Picked by SpaceX Founder Elon Musk as part of a worldwide competition, the group has to design a pod that can travel at more than 700 miles an hour inside a Hyperloop, which is a high speed ground transport system. The system uses air and magnets to shoot the pods through an above ground tube. The team members and their majors are: (front row left to right) Jonathan Thibodeaux (Mechanical and Energy Engineering), Cassidi Mercereau (Mechanical and Energy Engineering), Amirah Suleiman (Mechanical Engineering Technology), Hannah Wilcox (Mechanical and Energy Engineering), and William Eiland (Materials Science and Engineering); and (back row left to right) Sam Shelton (Mechanical Engineering Technology), Dakota Bower (Mechanical and Energy Engineering), Jacob Donnelly (Computer Science and Engineering), Ian Morrow (Mechanical and Energy Engineering), Carlos Corral (Mechanical Engineering Technology), Robert Myers (Mechanical and Energy Engineering), and Mohammed Aljoaib (Mechanical and Energy Engineering).

The team will participate in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend at Texas A&M University on Jan. 29-30.