Q&A: Hyperloop and the Future of Transport Technology – with Anita Sengupta

How is the pressure difference overcome when getting people onto the Hyperloop carriages? Why are other infrastructure projects not considering using the same technologies? antia Snegupta answers audience questions following her talk.
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Dr Anita Sengupta is a rocket scientist and aerospace engineer who for over 20 years has been developing technologies that have enabled the exploration of Mars, Asteroids, and Deep Space. She started her career working on the Delta IV launch vehicle at Boeing Space Systems. Her doctoral research at NASA focused on the development of the ion engine technology that powered the Dawn spacecraft to reach Vesta and Ceres in the main asteroid belt. She was then responsible for the supersonic parachute system that was integral to the landing of NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars in 2012.

This talk and Q&A was filmed in the Ri on 3 September 2018.


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