If you dream of perfecting Hyperloops, this contest is for you.
SpaceX announced a competition to design and build a Hyperloop pod, or the part that people sit in.
In the open call, targeted for university students and independent engineering teams, Elon Musk’s space company wants to help foster ideas for the passenger pods that one day help make Hyperloops a transportation reality.
And while Musk and SpaceX write that this is not affiliated with any Hyperloop companies, and they’re not interested in developing a commercial Hyperloop, they are “interested in helping to accelerate development of a functional Hyperloop prototype,” according to SpaceX’s open call on its site.
Bonus points possible, per Musk’s tweet below:
SpaceX/Tesla will also do a reference pod to be shown after the @Hyperloop competition. Bonus for all racing teams that exceed reference.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2015
SpaceX will build a one-mile test track next to its Hawthorne, Calif., headquarters to test the Hyperloop pods during a special competition next June.
Entries are due by Sept. 15, and you can follow the action at @hyperloop for news and updates.
What could be better than becoming a finalist and showing off your pod design to Musk? Good luck!