Clarence Akagu from Lagos, Nigeria Competes to Win SpaceX Hyperloop Competition with rLoop

Clarence Akagu from Lagos, Nigeria, is a finalist in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition. SpaceX is the world’s largest commercial space corporation and they created the competition to stimulate the creation of Hyperloop technology. Clarence Akagu is a member of rLoop, the world’s first crowdsourced engineering team and the only non-university finalist in the competition.

Lagos, Nigeria, July 17, 2017 --( Clarence Akagu from Lagos, Nigeria competed as a finalist in the Hyperloop competition on January 27-29 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Started by Elon Musk's SpaceX corporation, the Hyperloop competition has seen dozens of teams from around the world compete to develop the most advanced Hyperloop technology and the transportation of the near future. SpaceX has culled dozens of contestants. The remaining contestants are some of the world’s most famous technology institutions, such as the Massachusetts Institution of Technology. Of these finalists, Akagu is a member of the only non-university team. This team, called rLoop, is the world’s first crowdsourced engineering firm. Comprised entirely of volunteers from around the world, rLoop has been an underdog making great strides with global collaboration. With members from over a dozen countries, rLoop is the first engineering firm to be entirely decentralized, having started originally on Reddit. Akagu is Nigeria’s contribution to the rLoop competition. Anyone is welcome to join the rLoop team. By joining the team members have the chance to work on the world’s most advanced transportation technology with top experts. The Hyperloop is a high-speed mass transit system proposed by Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, Inc. and SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.). This sustainable, cost-efficient system would send passenger and cargo pods through low pressure tubes at speeds up to 700 mph. The future of transportation is approaching ​fast.

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