Code at the annual conference, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX’s founder said he plans to start deliveries of cargo to Mars in 2018.
He also wants to send to Mars Dragon Version 2, a ship the size of an SUV that could carry seven people.
However, it will not “carry” people even 2018, because there would be ways to bring back home. Therefore, human crews sent to Mars have expected, but not as much as we think.
“If things go according to plan, should we send people to Mars in 2024, landing in 2025,” said Musk. He also stressed that to build functional cities on Mars, SpaceX will need to develop the ability to carry more people and more hardware.
Even without this ambitious plan in mind, Elon Musk insists that the rocket will be very high.
Falcon Heavy rocket is very strong, specifically designed to carry humans into space missions to the moon or Mars and is planned to be launched this year from the same site where NASA launched Apollo 11.
Musk also talked about why which is so important that SpaceX rocket boosters to recover, this is already able to Musk’s team both on the ground and placed on a small platform at sea. First, each costing between 30 and 35 million dollars, an amount that is not even negligible.
“Think of a stack of money floating in the atmosphere will burn and turn into little pieces. Do not you try to save?”
Do not forget the part where Elon Musk and consider the idea of going into space himself, in four or five years. It remains to be seen how it will evolve plans