Musk Projects Mars Spaceship Will Be Ready for Short Trips by 2019 - NECN

Musk Projects Mars Spaceship Will Be Ready for Short Trips by 2019

"We are building the first Mars, or interplanetary ship, and I think well be able to short trips, flights by first half of next year"

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    SpaceX Launches World's Biggest Rocket

    SpaceX has successfully launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, into orbit. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

    Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk spoke Sunday about the timeline for sending a space vehicle to Mars, CNBC reported. 

    Musk told the audience at the South by Southwest festival held in Austin, Texas, that the milestone for sending a space vehicle to Mars is as early as next year. The venture, announced in 2017, aims to send a cargo mission to the Red Planet by 2022. SpaceX's ultimate objective is to plant the seeds to put a human colony on Mars.

    A flight on SpaceX's BFR rocket system could cost in the $5 to $6 million range. 

    The billionaire told the audience that "we are building the first Mars, or interplanetary ship, and I think well be able to short trips, flights by first half of next year."

    'Starman' Orbits Earth in Musk's Tesla

    [NATL] 'Starman' Orbits Earth in Musk's Tesla

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is orbiting the earth, with a mannequin named "Starman" in the driver's seat. The Falcon Heavy rocket, powered by 27 engines and three boosters, lifted Musk's Tesla Roadster into orbit on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018)