Elon Musk shares his Mars plan
Aim of billionaire investor and entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company SpaceX is to colonize the Red Planet in near future. Elon Musk founded the space technology company 14 years back, and since then, its goal has remained the same. Now, at least he has started talking about his plans to accomplish the target.
SpaceX is planning to fly an unmanned spacecraft to the Red Planet as soon as 2018. Musk mentioned that the unmanned flights would sustain roughly every two years, and will be planned when our planet and Mars are nearest in orbit, and is possible only if everything goes as per the plan made for the first human mission to the Red Planet, with the goal of landing within a decade.
During an interview with The Post recently, he revealed some extra information about the company’s plan. He even talked about the huge number of difficulties that they will have to deal with to reach a planet 140 million miles from our planet, on average.
Musk said that the long journey would be full of hard, risky, dangerous, difficult encounters, but the company has full confidence that people would be interested in taking the journey to become the pioneers.
He added that prior to a journey by such pioneers the unmanned flights would take aboard science experiments and rovers to Mars, with the equipment being built by either SpaceX, or others.
Through the early flights, they would be able to better understand interplanetary navigation, and test the company’s ability of having a safe landing on the Martian surface.
Musk mentioned that actually they are setting up a cargo route to the Red Planet. He said, “It’s a regular cargo route. You can count on it. It’s going to happen every 26 months. Like a train leaving the station”.
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