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30 Setiembre 2017, 11:51 | Benedicto Grullon
The BFR stands for Big expletive Rocket
Speaking at a conference in Australia on Friday, Musk informed that his company has looked into the possibility of transporting people anywhere on earth within an hour. "You can get to most long-distance places in, say, less than half an hour", Musk said.
Musk had previously planned to use a suite of space vehicles to support the colonization of Mars - the Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy, and the Dragon spacecraft - but he saidSpaceX is now focused on a single, slimmer and shorter rocket instead.
Musk wants to make SpaceX's still-theoretical BFR rocket, which it will build for the Mars journey, financially viable by using it for the company's other services. The ship separates in outer space and takes you to your destination. "And I can't think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars", Musk said. The rocket with its 27 engines proved more complicated than SpaceX thought to build, requiring an almost complete redesign of the ship to handle new stress levels, he said. At almost 350 feet - that's taller than the Statue of Liberty - it would carry about a hundred people. For those who are aware of Elon Musk's active social updates, this doesn't come as a surprise. This would make it, by far, the fastest form of transport in history. The biggest changes he made to the plan was the addition of an intercity rocket an updated version of the Interplanetary Transport System. Branson, who's pursuing his space ambitions through Virgin Galactic, has forecast that the trip from New York to Sydney could one day take 30 minutes.
Musk didn't provide any specific numbers on how SpaceX will finance these costly ambitions, but is confident that the company will find a way. Once mining operations and refining operations are up and running then the base on Mars would be on track to grow into a full-fledged city.
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