Elon Musk’s plan to colonise Mars could bring a massive change in the way we currently travel around the world. The billionaire entrepreneur and the CEO of SpaceX has revealed his revolutionised in Adelaide on Friday.
Mr Musk was confident that his company would be able to develop a new rocket and spaceship in the next few years to carry humans on Mars. He also hoped that the same technology that would take people to the red planet could be applied to fly people anywhere in this world.
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The new technology is likely to cut the travel time to approximately half an hour to any destination in the world. For example, people can fly from Sydney to Los Angeles within 30 minutes. What’s more exciting is you won’t have to pay more than what you are paying for a commercial airline ticket these days.
Mr Musk has the plans to send people to Mars by 2024. The rocket and spaceship, named BFR, which his company will start building from 2018, will be able to carry over 100 people and more than 4000 tonnes into space. The 100-metre tall machine will get its power from 31 engines.
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According to Mr Musk, they will start with the BFR but will gradually be building several other ships to speed up the colonising in Mars. The cost of launching such a ship will be much less compared to the ones currently available these days. It is because the ships will be able to return to the earth safely and can be reused for another mission.