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Old 10-12-2017, 11:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The Hyperloop runs in a partial vacuum so you could pretty much get good aerodynamics from a brick.
I specialised in High Vacuum from the 1970's to the 90's, and once you get to low pressures, there is virtually nothing in the tube. Air resistance is virtually nothing. Mind you, even satellites, in orbit, are subject to aerodynamic drag. Just not a lot.
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