I need these pallets delivered fast - to Mars!

I need these pallets delivered fast - to Mars!”

Musk teased the idea at the end of a presentation about SpaceX's plans to land cargo ships on Mars in 2022.

Being that the rocket will be moving across the globe in space, SpaceX and passengers won't have to worry about turbulence or weather.

Nine years after his corporation SpaceX almost went bankrupt, the internationally famous innovator broke news that he projects to land at least two ships on Mars within the next five years to build power, mining and life-supporting systems to prepare for inhabitance. It touts that most travel will be less than a half hour. The bottom half would become a spaceship headed to another planet, while the top half would come back down to earth, landing on a floating launchpad in the desired destination. Such point-to-point Earth jaunts would likely cost about as much per seat as an economy-class airplane ticket, he added in an Instagram post on Friday. And is said to haul more cargo than the Saturn V rocket that brought men to the moon.

The company is developing a giant reusable rocketship for those missions - called BFR, or Big Falcon Rocket. "If we're building this thing (BFR) to go to the moon and mars, why not go to other places as well?"

Such reusability is key to making Mars settlement economically feasible, Musk stressed. Elon Musk is the latest, but with a twist-rockets. But the most important change in the architecture involves the eventual phaseout of the Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon, the billionaire entrepreneur said. Sure, Lockheed Martin's Hybrid Airship is about to enter commercial service, and Elon Musk's Hyperloop One is in test phase... The Hawthorne, California-based company also has plans to launch its own satellite network. The New York City-Shanghai example SpaceX illustrated uses a high-speed ferry to shuttle passengers to an off-shore barge where the rocket launches. Mars exploration got an enormous boost in August 2012, when NASA's Curiosity Rover landed on the Red Planet.

The airline industry is innately conservative and naturally obsessed with safety. Even if space explorers survive the 155 million-mile journey and subsequent first-ever manned landing, they would need to get to work immediately to create a habitable atmosphere, find water and produce the fuel needed to propel the rocket ship homeward.

The trips would be funded by a range of activities, including launching satellites, servicing the space station and lunar missions, he said. Musk speaking at a conference in Australia. "Five years seems like a long time to me".

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