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(PHOTO: Hyperloop One)
(PHOTO: Hyperloop One)

LAS VEGAS (FOX19) - Hyperloop just conducted it first public open air high speed test in a Las Vegas desert.

I know it doesn't look like much, but engineers are calling it their Wright brothers Kitty Hawk moment. That sled hit 2-Gs in two seconds.

The test was short, but it was enough for engineers, who say they are on the right track. Hyperloop is the idea of wealthy and innovative tech mogul Elon Musk. Passengers would ride in pods.

Those pods would hover in elevated tubes. The lack of friction and wind resistance would allow the pods to travel more than 700 miles an hour. Hyperloop executives say their system could carry cargo by 2019 and passengers by 2021.

A 3-mile test complete with elevated tubes is planned for later this year. Engineers predict the sled will hit 350 mph.

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