Space_X CEO, Elon Musk, inspired approximately 3,000 people at the International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia. He plans to replace SpaceX current rocket fleet and capsules with a next-generation spacecraft that can be reusable by traveling to Moon, Mars and around the Earth.
“We want to have one system, one booster ship that replaces Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon.”
This spaceship codenamed BFR would accomplish all the three missions and especially make a meaningful earth travel cutting the most longer-distance flights around the earth in just half an hour.
The in-development reusable spacecraft would be able to transport satellites into orbit, take cargo or crew to the Mars, Moon and the International Space Station.
Not only that, Musk demonstrated that the same BFR could also be used to transport passengers for Earth-to-earth travel, something which has brought a lot of discussions from around the web.
Would the BFR cost be expensive? Musk didn’t hesitate to notify us that the “Cost per seat should be about the same as full fare economy in an aircraft. Forgot to mention that.”
For safety concerns, Elon said that the next-generation SpaceX, BFR, would have multiple engines which give the spacecraft redundancy in case of any mechanical or when anything went wrong.
Elon’s trip to Mars, the craft would be able to carry around 100 people as well as being used to travel on earth also.
“If we’re building this thing to go to the Moon and Mars then why not go to other places on earth as well.”
SpaceX Launching for Mars in 2022
Musk also promised that SpaceX would fly two cargo ships to Mars in the year 2022 (to find a source of water) followed by two crew ships and two cargo ships in 2024 (to set up a propellant production plant).