1966-02-01

A Forward Look at Tube Transportation 660023

The high-speed tube transportation system proposed by Prof. J. V. Foa and under study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is described, with particular attention given to the areas of propulsion, vehicle support, electrical power, and operation. Important reductions in power are possible through the use of a novel mode of propulsion which utilizes the tube and its contained air as the means for propulsion. The vehicle is supported by a fluid suspension and is capable of high subsonic or supersonic speeds.

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