Elon Musk - City-to-City Rocket Travel Will Take Minutes

01 October, 2017, 03:09 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Billionaire entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX Elon Musk speaks below a computer generated illustration of his new rocket at the 68th International Astronautical Congress 2017 in Adelaide

The serial entrepreneur said the updated plans will allow the spacecraft to transport people to Mars, assist in the construction of a base on the moon - and provide commercial travel to anywhere on Earth in under an hour.

The video (above) explains how this will be possible. The passengers then board a rocket bound for Shanghai, over 7,000 miles away. Now, this year Elon Musk proposed a revised plan for his ambitious but more reasonably sized rocket, which he calls BFR (Big Fxxking Rocket).

But Musk said the company's real mission now is to make its current fleet "redundant" and rely on a new rocket in development. That means it would be able to make the journey from London to NY (or Dubai) in just 29 minutes, while Los Angeles to NY would be achievable in just 25 minutes.

Musk's proposed BFR Rocket system is now in theory only, and he hopes to begin construction on the rocket in the next 6 to 9 months.

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Mr Musk intends to finance his 10 billion USA dollar Mars endeavour by using a rocket that's smaller than the one outlined previous year. The ship will be able to reach a maximum speed of almost 30,000 Km / h in space. That vessel now handles deliveries to the space station, while sending satellites into space for private customers. The best part is that because you're travelling through space - no more turbulence during your flight!

"I feel fairly confident we can complete the ship and be ready for a launch in about five years", Musk said.

The plan is to use it for launching orbits, crew and cargo to the International Space Station, as well as for missions to the moon and Mars.

If Musk succeeded, the BFR (which would weigh 20 to 50 tons) would be the largest vehicle by far to ever land on the Red Planet. He didn't make clear whether SpaceX actually intends to implement the technology for global travel. The inspiration behind the Earth trips came from a simple question.

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