Monday, September 30, 2019

Elon Musk reveals new Mars rocket, expects first missions in months Is This More Of His Bullshit? Just Asking!

By Rebecca Klar 
09:51 AM EDT

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Elon Musks’s rocket designed to go to Mars is expected to launch its first mission in months, the billionaire tech entrepreneur said last weekend as SpaceX unveiled the Starship rocket.

Musk showed Starship to reporters at the SpaceX development site in Boca Chia, Texas, according to Reuters. The news outlet reports that animations predicted the rocket’s first orbital flight could happen in months and missions to space with humans aboard 
could follow the next year.
"Any Human Willing To Fly Musk To Mars
Has To Have Spent At Least 5 Years Trying
To Graduate Kindergarten."
RoN Ernie

“The critical breakthrough that’s needed for us to become a space-faring civilization is to make space travel like air travel,” Musk, who is also the chief executive of Tesla, reportedly said.

The 387-foot tall Starship is designed to carry as many as 100 people on long-duration, interplanetary flights.

NASA also has a goal of sending humans to the moon by 2024 under its Artemis program, and Reuters notes the agency is using SpaceX to help figure out the logistics of landing and refueling rockets.

NASA awarded SpaceX and Boeing Co. a total of $6.8 million in contracts to build competing rocket and capsule systems to launch astronauts into orbit from the U.S.

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