Sept. 29, 2017
Image above: SpaceX "Big Fucking Rocket" (BFR) is capable of transporting satellites, crew and cargo to the space completing missions to the Moon and Mars.
The bubbling innovator unveiled on Friday his plans to send spacecraft to Mars in five years and transport people to Earth in record time.
The founder of SpaceX, a private space operator, spoke at a world astronautical congress that gathered up to 4,000 experts in Adelaide, Australia, on Friday. SpaceX has already begun working on this interplanetary transport system project, which he gave the code name Big fucking rocket (BFR). The construction of the first vessel must begin in six or nine months.
Image above: Screen capture of Elon Musk post on Twitter
"I'm pretty confident that we can complete the ship and launch it in about five years." The goal is that at least two cargo craft can land on Mars in 2022, with the main mission of finding the best possible source of water. These ships would transport enough infrastructure to survive on Mars before people were transported to Mars in 2024. This project would be funded in particular by launching satellites and services to space stations and missions on the moon, -he declares.
Image above: BFR is capable of transporting satellites, crew and cargo to the space completing missions to the Moon and Mars.
The BFR vessels would also serve the inhabitants on Earth by reducing the journey time between major cities to less than half an hour, he predicted. A Bangkok-Dubai would take 27 minutes, while Tokyo would be 30 minutes away from New Delhi. "Once out of the atmosphere, it would roll by itself, without turbulence, nothing. There is no weather and you can earn long distance destinations in less than half an hour. If you build this stuff to go to the Moon or Mars, why not go to other places on Earth too? "
Elon Musk videos comment: Fly to most places on Earth in under 30 mins and anywhere in under 60. Cost per seat should be about the same as full fare economy in an aircraft. Forgot to mention that.
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SpaceX Mars Project: http://www.spacex.com/mars
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