Elon Musk’s trip to the city on Mars is here
Capsules CEO Elon Musk (Elon Musk) in the space industry conference today released the revised plan, to the moon and Mars, but he ended up with a very incredible commitment to his talk: use the same interstellar rocket system on the long journey of the earth. Musk on stage shows the idea, said it would allow passengers in a short span of 30 minutes to complete “the long journey,” and for the price of “economic plane ticket” and “less than an hour any place on earth”.
Musk suggests using SpaceX’s imminent launch of a large Rocket, or BFR, to elevate a large spacecraft to earth orbit. The ship will then settle on a floating landing pad near the main city. The new rockets and spaceships are currently theoretical, although musk did say that he hopes to start building on the rockets in the next six to nine months.
In SpaceX’s video, passengers ride a large boat from a New York City dock to a floating launch pad on the water. There, they boarded the same rocket that musk wanted to send humans to Mars by 2024. But when they leave the earth’s atmosphere, they are not moving towards another planet, but are separated and separated into another city, Shanghai.
Just 39 minutes, about 7,000 miles later, the ship reentered the atmosphere and touched another floating pad, just as SpaceX had landed on a falcon 9 rocket at sea. Other routes mentioned in video include: 22 minutes from Hong Kong to Singapore, 29 minutes to London to dubai or New York, and 24 minutes to Los Angeles to Toronto.
The proposed approach to earth city travel will be the fastest way to date. Musk said the ship’s top speed would be 18,000 miles per hour, an order of magnitude faster than Concorde.
Musk came up with the idea at the end of his speech, so he was comfortable with the details around the other logistical aspects of the proposal. (in fact, much of musk’s talk is about how he used the new rocket system to make all the current and impending falcon rockets obsolete.) Using the Numbers he had shown earlier in the conversation to describe the moon’s capabilities, Mars, we can estimate that it could be between 80 and 200 people per trip. But we don’t yet know other basic knowledge, such as musk’s view of how big the occupation is, how it will be regulated, and even SpaceX might try such a feat.
We don’t know what a passenger’s experience would be like, and that’s an important factor in that. The idea of launching space on a rocket is exciting because it is possible to increase weightlessness in London or anywhere else. But are people really willing to put their bodies under such extreme pressure to shave off their journey for hours?
Then there’s the landing. Despite the occasional hiccups, the plane’s landing overwhelmingly succeeded. To its credit, SpaceX has been very good at landing its falcon 9 rocket on land and at sea, and even Musk even began to deliver his speech, of which 16 have landed successfully. But the difference between a 14-layer rocket booster without a passenger and a large ship is a musk that will hopefully explain, whether in another speech or the next time he opens Twitter.