A US Air Force sled just smashed the maglev speed record – at 633 mph

us airforceRemember the maglev (magnetic levitation) tech that inspired some next generation transport projects back in 2014? Well, the US Air Force just pushed it harder than it’s ever been pushed before: up to 633 miles per hour (1,018.71 kilometres per hour), to be exact.

That speed was just reached by a custom-made sled during testing out at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Though we’re still a long way away from having a 600 mile-per-hour train, this record-breaking accomplishment means we’re not that far off.

From our very good friends over at sciencealert.com

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