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The founder of SpaceX unveiled its plan to create a permanent human colony on Mars, complete with a passenger fleet and the largest rocket ever built.
During the announcement probably most anticipated of the year in terms of aerospace travel, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, unveiled its grand plan to establish a human colony on Mars. Musk is convinced that it is possible to travel thousands of people between Earth and our planetary neighbor smallest and red within the next ten years.
Shortly after, already over 40 years (or 100), Mars could accommodate a self-sufficient colony of a million people. “We’re not talking about moving all the inhabitants of the Earth, but to become multi-planetary,” said September 27 at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.
“Everything is to minimize the current risks and to arm himself with an enormous sense adventure “.I think the technical scheme of the project is almost correct, and Musk does not pretend nor think that it is easy or it can be accomplished in ten years, but who can say what will be possible between now and a century? “.
For those who wonder why should we go to Mars, the answer is simple: “The future of humanity will tend to bifurcate in two directions: either we become a planetary civilization multi space travelers, or we will remain stuck on a planet until a some point we will not extinguish.
“The time is not yet clear, but Musk believes that it is possible to send the first humans on Mars around the year 2025. Things might go something like this: It will be necessary to have a big rocket, at least 60 meters tall when assembled. In the simulation of SpaceX, a charge of astronauts spacecraft is launched by a booster 12 meters wide that produces a thrust of 13,000 tons. Using motors 42 Raptor, the booster will accelerate the assembly to 8648 km per hour.
Overall, the medium will be three times more powerful means of NASA’s Saturn V, the largest rocket ever built so far, which brought the Apollo mission to the moon. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the SpaceX rocket start from the same launch pad, the 39A, the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.