AND THE COUNTDOWN TO MARS BEGINS !
In front of an audience of 3,000, Elon Musk on Friday evening unveiled his master plan at International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide for mars mission .Surpassing his own expectations, Elon Musk has come up with a revolutionary rocket design which will be jack of all trades that would make SpaceX’s current fleet “redundant” Mr Musk said.
The construction of BFR or Big Fucking Rocket is expected to commence 6 months from now and according to Musk will have the highest engine(capacity) of any kind ever made.
Giving his vision of a city on Mars an image, he even released a few pictures showing how a city on Mars would look like.
He even assured that the rocket would take you to most places in half an hour and everywhere in less than an hour. A journey in the rocket would take 29 minutes between London and New York for instance reaching a maximum speed of 27,000 kilometers per hour or about 18,000 miles per hour. In a twitter post published after his speech, Mr Musk said: “Cost per seat should be about the same as full fare economy in an aircraft. Forgot to mention that”.
The BFR would be able to transport satellites into orbit, as well as take crew and cargo to International Space Station, the Moon and Mars. Even beyond those uses, Mr Musk flagged that it could also transport passengers for Earth-to-Earth travel. Moreover it is expected to take cargo and human to Mars by 2022 and 2024 respectively.
What sets Elon Musk apart is his desire to push the boundaries of existing human knowledge and to make amendment to the steps taken to build the spacecraft. He does not rely on current technology to get the job done and even this time he has used a new carbon-fibre tank that was stronger and more capable of holding cryogenic liquid.
So from now onwards, majority of the resources and funding from SpaceX would be utilized in the development of this new monster rocket BFR. In short, the future is about to get exciting.