Musk: Mars Rockets to Power ICBM-Speed Interplanetary Travel

Published By : 03 Oct 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

When futurist industrialist Elon Musk announced his plans to send men to the moon, even his most ardent believers had trouble believing him, considering how far-fetched the plan sounds to even the most passionate sci-fi geeks. But Musk seems to be set on his way to reach the red planet, and announced on Friday ambitious plans to send humans to Mars by 2024. Two cargo ship rockets are set to carry vital equipment to the red planet in 2022, paving the way for the arrival of humans two years later. Tasks such as placing life support and power infrastructure can be conducted by these cargo ships, making the planet hospitable to humans to some capacity.

The Big Fucking Rocket, or BFR as it is more politely known, designed to carry human endeavor to Mars can also be used, according to Musk, for a number of present tasks where the advanced jet propulsion technology on offer in these rockets provides a significant advantage over every transportation option currently in use. Smaller versions of the Big Fucking Rocket could be used for rapid intra-planet travel, with the space-reaching trajectory of the rockets allowing for smooth and fast – not to mention spectacular – journeys taking travelers from Tokyo to Delhi in just a half hour or from Bangkok to Dubai in 27 minutes. Such endeavors would fund the eventual launch of the Big Fucking Rocket in the next decade.

Musk made the announcement at this year’s International Astronautical Congress, which concluded Friday. The dawn of the new Space Age looks imminent, with the week-long meet including highlights such as Musk’s announcement and announcement of the joint effort between NASA and the Russian ROSCOSMOS to build a moon-based space station called the Deep Space Gateway.

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