Tesla's Elon Musk: We Intend to Launch Individuals to Mars in 2024
SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will ship a mission to Mars — on the Flying Dragon model 2 rocket —beginning in 2018 and launch a rocket headed there at each open alternative — each 26 months.
"It’s meant to hold astronauts to the Worldwide Area Station," stated Musk on the Code Convention in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Wednesday night time. "However we’re going to ship one to Mars in 2018."
However that is not the most important ambition. If every thing goes in line with plan, the primary rocket carrying human cargo will launch in 2024, he stated.
The Flying Dragon 2 has the inside measurement of an SUV and is able to carrying as much as seven individuals and can take 18 months to get there.
"I might not advocate touring to Mars in that," he stated. "It might be a very long time to spend on an SUV."
"It additionally doesn’t have the potential to get again to earth, we put that within the nice print."
Extra importantly, maybe: "It additionally doesn’t have the potential to get again to earth, we put that within the high-quality print," he stated.
"If you are going to select a spot to die, then Mars shouldn’t be a nasty selection," he stated.
Musk wouldn’t reveal an excessive amount of about his Mars colonization plans, however plans to current his structure for Mars colonization at theInternational Astronautical Congress convention in September, he stated.
On the accuracy of the field workplace hit "The Martian" starring Matt Damon, Musk rated the film eight out of ten for scientific accuracy.
"I do not assume you possibly can take off from Mars on an unguided rocket after which prick your finger and navigate to a spaceship," he stated. "Not unattainable, simply impossible."
Musk himself has not been into area — but — he plans to enter orbit in four or 5 years.
When requested by Vox Media’s Walt Mossberg if people abandon earth totally, Musk replied: "No, I feel it is nice."
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