The Founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, never ceases to expose his ideas for the future of humanity. If he still intends to colonize Mars in five years, he evoked plans to launch rockets to fly people around the world in under an hour. Also Making travel easier and affordable.
On Sep 29th Friday morning, at a press conference in Adelaide (Australia), the American entrepreneur still caught everyone off against a new rather unexpected announcement. It aspires to connect any point of the Earth in less than an hour. According to him, we could go from New York to London in 29 minutes, and from New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes.
If no start date for this project has been announced, Elon Musk already knows which of his engines would be the most suitable to achieve this. A rocket, baptized “BFR”, smaller than that developed for its space missions, which could travel 27 000 km / h and transport 100 people. The price of a ticket would be similar to an airline ticket in economy class and travelers will have to travel on platforms installed on the water to board.
To support his announcement, Elon Musk unveiled a video presentation of his project:
On the sidelines of this announcement, the boss of Space X reiterated his ambitions to colonize Mars. He still plans to send two cargo missions in 2022, then two human travelers in 2024. According to him, the priority is to ensure the future of mankind by making a multi-planet species. Mars would, therefore, be the first planet before others.
Finally, Elon Musk was surprised that there was not yet a space base on the Moon in 2017. Thus, SpaceX aspires to send two people to the Moon next year, while unveiling a visual of ” a future lunar base.
As he himself said: “It’s not crazy, it’s ambitious! “. It will be interesting to see if Elon Musk succeeds in achieving all of these goals. If he succeeds, he will have given new perspectives to humanity for his future, certainly, at a time when we fear the worst for our dear planet Earth.