Elon Musk posted a tweet on Monday, in which revealed the latest details on Mars project. The rocket and spacecraft by BFR and ITS respectively would be SpaceX’s major transportation systems for Mars colonisation trips.
SpaceX CEO posted a message, in which he revealed the latest news on the Mars transportation project. According to Musk, the system is almost ready to get first colonisers to the Red Planet.
Elon Musk is not only an inventor, he is a businessman too, that’s why all his projects have the solid financial basement. While a number of institutions are working hard to make a Mars colony a reality, SpaceX was the first to reveal a concrete plan to get to the Red Planet.
Elon Musk’s plan on Mars colonisation
That plan has been outlined pretty clearly, but two important parts still lack detail: the spaceship that will transport humanity to Mars and the rocket that would launch that spaceship. While the plan is short on details, it includes plenty of acronyms, specifically Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT), Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), and BFR.
Up to date, ITS is an ex-MTC and is the supposedly reusable spacecraft that would ferry human mission to Mars for $200,000 a head. After Musk’s efforts, many other agencies started to express their own vision of Mars trips.
China has shared its plans to reach the Mars by the end of the decade, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has also joined the race. Among private space agencies, veteran aeronautics firm Boeing is intent on going head-to-head with SpaceX in getting to Mars.
All these efforts are highly appreciated, but the only thing is for sure – to get to Mars, humans will need more than just a huge rocket.