It will take exactly 29 minutes to fly from London to New York! Sounds crazy? But according to Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, this ‘science fictional’ speed is going to be achieved within a few years. SpaceX is currently planning to send men to Mars by 2024.
Musk disclosed his plans in the International Astronautical Congress held in Adelaide, Australia last week. He presented a promotional video on his half-an-hour trip plan from London to New York.
Elon Musk informed the gathering that this company SpaceX is building a special spacecraft for the Mars project to carry human there. He expressed his willingness to start the ‘flight’ within year 2024.
SpaceX CEO last year announced the details of his Mars expedition project. The spaceship they are building for the inter-planet journeys has been named as BFR. It will be 106 meter high and 9 meter in width.
But how they will manage funds for this monumental project?
Elon Musk told that BFR will not be used only for Mars expedition. It can be utilized for other regular space courses too like satellite launchings, freight transports in International Space Station etc. It will be used on earth as well for carrying passengers and goods from one continent to another. Thus the cost of entire project will be arranged.Musk said that what is called today as long range journey will become a matter of hours, in some cases minutes in near future. People can visit New York from London and vice versa in just 29 minutes, Musk mentioned as example.Apart from Chief Executive of SpaceX, Elon Musk is also the founder CEO of automaker Tesla Inc and energy service provider SolarCity. Musk and his team are currently busy in building world’s largest battery ever. 46 years old Elon Musk is hugely popular among youths for his fictional future plans and programs.