Interplanetary living, yes please, or no thank you? We are publishing this article to gain your consensus, should we, as a human race, be exploring other planets? Though an obvious counter-debate would be it’s success likelihood and general purpose, with this following project entirely privately invested (by Google, amongst others), any comment of financial outlay and repercussions on taxpayers is superfluous. An interesting debate, let us introduce you to Space X.
Founded and head by Elon Musk – who, we should add, is a man whom SATORI & SCOUT greatly admire for his vision and leadership – Space X has recently revealed its plans to establish and colonise a Mars moon base within the next decade. Ambitious? By recent presentation at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide (Australia), the project revealed computer-generated images of what is believed to be the future, and alongside such interplanetary living, explored Musk’s BFR spacecraft that proposes hypersonic passenger travel around Earth.
Both ideas heavily dependent on Space X‘s BFR spacecraft – which for the record stands for Big F*****g Rocket – it has been proposed that by 2022 we will see it’s first official Earth orbit, and onward to the Mars planet by 2024. Via various sciencey philosophies and engineering capabilities that are way beyond SATORI & SCOUT, it is expected that the final outcome will be a rocket that can reach upward of 18000mph. Aiming to feature entirely reusable rockets and new-found fuel, it is expected that travel won’t actually be so expensive. With long distance commuting from New York (USA) to London (UK) expected to be possible within just 30 mins, only a text message would take less time to travel between the two destinations. Scary thought to say the least. With each BFR said to hold 100 passengers and ample construction/build cargo, the establishment of a moon base and Mars colonisation isn’t expected to be for the very few; fancy going?
Discover more about the project online at: SpaceX.com
Reusing Rockets. How?An absolutely fundamental part of the exploration projects is the re-use of rockets. We have all seen the movies when the rockets are released and simply fall back down to Earth due to gravity. No more, check out Space X's website. Now this is all very aspirational...
(Photography Credit : Space X)