SpaceX flights to Mars
The SpaceX CEO reveals facts about the project of flights to Mars may start trails soon. Musk said, the first flight of SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket could occur in the first half of 2019, although he admits to having optimistic timelines.
On Sunday, musk held a discussion with audience at annual technology and culture festival in Austin. He said, we are building the main Mars, and we have the capacity to flight test trips by next year.
The SpaceX BFR science mission announced in 2017, intends to send a cargo mission to the Red Planet by 2022. But, the ultimate objective of SpaceX is put a human colony on Mars.
SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket
Musk said, the cost of BFR will reduce by many orders, and it is fully reusable. SpaceX’s current Falcon family of rockets already partially reusable with first stages. Before long, the company begins regularly recovering the protective payload fairing as well. Just the vehicles second stage is not currently recoverable. A BFR flight will cost less than the initial Falcon 1 flight, while Musk settled in the $5 to $6 million range.
He trusts if BFR dispatches others will trust Mars travel is conceivable, and go with the same pattern. According to him, the biggest thing that would be helpful is just general support and encouragement and goodwill.
He said, in the quick term mars will need Glass domes, a power station, and an assortment of basic living fundamentals. After the infrastructure is complete, then really the explosion of entrepreneurial opportunity, because Mars will need everything from iron foundries to pizza joints.
In the discussion, Musk entertained the audience with stories around a few of his different endeavors, including Tesla and the Boring Company.