Elon Musk reiterates aim to land humans on Mars in FIVE to 10 jare

Space X founder Elon Musk reiterates aim to land people on Mars within FIVE to 10 years so he can establish a human colony before Earth ‘gets too hot for life in about 500 miljoen jaar’

  • Elon Musk says the first crewed flight to the Red Planet could happen in 2026
  • This isn’t a ‘hard deadlineas a number of new technologies are needed first
  • In a new interview for a podcast he said it will happen within a decade at most
  • Any delay would be caused by efforts required to make Starship ready to travel
  • Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, has reiterated his long-standing goal of landing humans on the surface of Mars within the next five to 10 jare.

    The world’s richest man also owns Tesla motors and the Boring company, and has a mission to make humanity a multi-planetary species, through a colony on Mars.

    He wants to achieve his goal as quickly as possible, to ensure Mars is sustainable before ‘Earth gets too hot for life in about 500 million years.

    Musk made the remark during an appearance on the Lex Friedman Podcast, released yesterday, adding that the window is now open for humans to leave the Earth.

    The billionaire is worth an estimated $278 miljard, and through SpaceX, is building the Starship rocket that will be able to take humanity to the Red Planet.

    Egter, Starship was hit by a setback this week, when the Federal Aviation Administration (MIN) pushed back the release of an environmental assessment of the proposed Starship orbital test in Boca Chica, Texas.

    This is now not due to be released until February 28, 2022, making the earliest possible test launch for the giant rocket March 2022.

    Musk told host Friedman: ‘best case is about five years, worst case 10 jare,’ when it comes to landing a colony on the Red Planet.

    Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, has reiterated his long-standing goal of landing humans on the surface of Mars within the next five to 10 jare

    Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, has reiterated his long-standing goal of landing humans on the surface of Mars within the next five to 10 jare

    The world's richest man also owns Tesla motors and the Boring company, and has a mission to make humanity a multi-planetary species, through a colony on Mars

    The world’s richest man also owns Tesla motors and the Boring company, and has a mission to make humanity a multi-planetary species, through a colony on Mars

    NASA PLANS TO LAND HUMANS ON MARS IN THE 2030s

    Mars has become the next giant leap for mankind’s exploration of space.

    But before humans get to the red planet, astronauts will take a series of small steps by returning to the moon for a year-long mission.

    Details of a the mission in lunar orbit have been unveiled as part of a timeline of events leading to missions to Mars in the 2030s.

    In Mei 2017, Greg Williams, deputy associate administrator for policy and plans at Nasa, outlined the space agency’s four stage plan that it hopes will one day allow humans to visit Mars, as well as its expected time-frame.

    Phase one and two will involve multiple trips to lunar space, to allow for construction of a habitat which will provide a staging area for the journey.

    The last piece of delivered hardware would be the actual Deep Space Transport vehicle that would later be used to carry a crew to Mars.

    And a year-long simulation of life on Mars will be conducted in 2027.

    Phase three and and four will begin after 2030 and will involve sustained crew expeditions to the Martian system and surface of Mars.

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    There is a long way to go to get to Mars, as the massive 160ft rocket is still at the prototype stage, having never been tested with the Heavy Lift booster required for it to leave Earth’s atmosphere.

    ‘It’s fundamentally engineering the vehicle,’ Musk gesê, when asked about factors that could cause a delay.

    'Ek bedoel, Starship is the most complex and advanced rocket that’s ever been made,’ hy het gesê, adding ‘it’s a lot. It’s really next level.

    ‘The fundamental optimisation of Starship is minimising the cost per ton per orbit and ultimately cost per ton to the surface of Mars,’ verduidelik hy.

    In May Starship completed its fifth high-altitude test flight, and has successfully landed the main part of the rocket back on the launch pad.

    The next major stage is an orbital test flight, which will include the Heavy Lift booster, and finish with a splashdown in the ocean.

    Following that test flight, SpaceX has been booked to travel to the Moon, make an orbit, and return to Earth in 2023.

    It currently takes at least six months to get to Mars, but Musk believes that could be down to as little as a month, with flights operating every two years.

    This two year gap is due to the orbits of the Earth and Mars, with the world’s coming close enough for a relatively fast journey every other year.

    But to achieve any of his goals, he has to bring the cost of getting to Mars down, which comes from moving to fully reusable rockets.

    ‘There is a certain cost per ton to the surface of Mars where we can afford to establish a self-sustaining city, and above that we cannot afford to do it,’ Musk told Friedman on the podcast.

    ‘Right now you couldn’t fly to Mars for a trillion dollars,’ verduidelik hy, ‘no amount of money could get you a ticket to Mars. So we need to get that above, jy weet, to get that something that is actually possible at all.

    Despite those setbacks and technical challenges, Musk believes the window for human colonisation of the Red Planet it firmly open, and believes we need to start soon to establish a sustainable colony.

    His concern is that in 500 million years Earth will be too hot for life, which he said was ‘a long timebut only a tenth of the time the planet has been around.

    ‘Earth’s been around 4 1/2 billion years, and this is the first time in 4 1/2 billion years that it’s been possible to extend life beyond Earth,’ said Musk.

    ‘That window of opportunity may be open for a long time, and I hope it is, but it also may be open for a short time. I think it is wise for us to act quickly while the window is open, just in case.

    He wants to achieve his goal as quickly as possible, to ensure Mars is sustainable before 'Earth gets too hot for life in about 500 million years'

    He wants to achieve his goal as quickly as possible, to ensure Mars is sustainable before ‘Earth gets too hot for life in about 500 miljoen jaar’

    The billionaire is worth an estimated $278 miljard, and through SpaceX, is building the Starship rocket that will be able to take humanity to the Red Planet

    The billionaire is worth an estimated $278 miljard, and through SpaceX, is building the Starship rocket that will be able to take humanity to the Red Planet

    SPACEX STARSHIP: A REUSABLE ROCKET TO REACH MARS BY 2026

    The BFR (Big F***ing Rocket), now known as Starship, will complete all missions and is smaller than the ones Musk announced in 2016.

    The SpaceX CEO said the rocket would take its first trip to the red planet in 2024, carrying only cargo, followed by a manned mission in 2026 and claimed other SpaceX’s products would be ‘cannibalisedto pay for it.

    The rocket would be partially reusable and capable of flight directly from Earth to Mars.

    Once built, Musk believes the rocket could be used for travel on Earthsaying that passengers would be able to get anywhere in under an hour.

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    He said in an earlier interview, on the social audio app Clubhouse, that the first colony will be a tiny, gevaarlik, ‘frontier-likeenvironment as they begin to establish propellant manufacturing, food production and power plants.

    On his worst-case scenario timetable of a decade, he would still likely beat NASA to Mars by about two yearsas the US space agency hopes to get there by 2033. T

    This would be part of the Artemis program, that will see the first woman and next man walk on the surface of the Moon by 2024, creating a sustainable presence.

    From the lunar landing, which will be completed in a modified version of the SpaceX Starship capsule, NASA will work on making a Mars landing possible.

    Musk’s goal is to push forward and move as fast as possible, with the aim of using the full version of Starship to reach Mars.

    As dit voltooi is, the main version of Starship will be ‘the world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever developed,’ for crew and cargo launches.

    Although Musk hopes to achieve his goal of landing humans on the Red Planet by 2026, he was realistic and said it isn’t a hard deadline due to the technical hurdles.

    Musk says there are a number of technological advances that need to be made between now and 2026 before humans can travel to Mars on Starship.

    Egter, Starship was hit by a setback this week, when the Federal Aviation Administration (MIN) pushed back the release of an environmental assessment of the proposed Starship orbital test in Boca Chica, Texas

    Egter, Starship was hit by a setback this week, when the Federal Aviation Administration (MIN) pushed back the release of an environmental assessment of the proposed Starship orbital test in Boca Chica, Texas

    Musk told host Friedman: 'best case is about five years, worst case 10 jare,' when it comes to landing a colony on the Red Planet

    Musk told host Friedman: ‘best case is about five years, worst case 10 jare,’ when it comes to landing a colony on the Red Planet

    HOW TO SUSTAIN A COLONY ON MARS

    Elon Musk said if you have a large fully reusable rocket with orbital refuelling and ‘high-efficiency low cost propellantthen you can go to Mars.

    ‘One last thing is that on Mars you need local propellant production,’ Musk said in an earlier interview on Clubhouse.

    Adding that for this to work you could ‘take CO2 out of the atmosphere and combine it with water ice to create CH4 methane and oxygen.

    ‘If you have those elements life can become multi-planetary and we can have a self-sustaining city on Marswhich is one of the most important things we can possibly do for ensuring the long-term existence of consciousness.

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    These include ensuring Starship is fully reusable and that it can reach orbit where it is able to refuel ready for the long six month trip to Mars.

    Musk said if you have a large fully reusable rocket with orbital refuelling and ‘high-efficiency low cost propellantthen you can go to Mars.

    He hoped to get the journey time from Earth to Mars down from the current six month minimum to just a single month in the future.

    ‘One last thing is that on Mars you need local propellant production,’ Musk said in an earlier interview on Clubhouse.

    Adding that for this to work you could ‘take CO2 out of the atmosphere and combine it with water ice to create CH4 methane and oxygen.

    ‘If you have those elements life can become multi-planetary and we can have a self-sustaining city on Marswhich is one of the most important things we can possibly do for ensuring the long-term existence of consciousness.

    After a series of successful test flights, Musk hopes to send an uncrewed Starship to Mars and back at some point in 2024 – before a crewed flight in 2026, although he now accepts that could be pushed to 2031 under the worst case.

    He described a ‘great filter’ – a point where Mars could be self-sufficient when it comes to human life on Mars, during the earlier Clubhouse interview.

    Musk said if you have a large fully reusable rocket with orbital refuelling and 'high-efficiency low cost propellant' then you can go to Mars

    Musk said if you have a large fully reusable rocket with orbital refuelling and ‘high-efficiency low cost propellantthen you can go to Mars

    ‘The key threshold of when we will pass the great filter isis Mars sufficiently self-sustaining that if ships stop coming from Earth would Mars die out or not?

    ‘Mars only has to be missing one little ingredient that it would die outit would survive for a while but would eventually die out.

    ‘It is about ensuring we pass that threshold where it is self-sustaining if some calamity prevents the ships from going there.

    ‘What comes firsta self-sustaining city on Mars or World War Three?’








    DIE MILJOENRUIMTE: HOE BRANSON, MUSK EN BEZOS VERG VIR GALAKTIESE OPSOMMING

    Jeff Bezos voor Blue Origin se ruimtekapsule

    Jeff Bezos voor Blue Origin se ruimtekapsule

    Gedoop die 'NewSpace’ stel, Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson en Elon Musk sê almal dat hulle geïnspireer is deur die eerste maanlanding 1969, toe die VSA die Sowjetunie in die ruimtewedloop geklop het, en daar is geen twyfel hoeveel dit vir elkeen van hulle sou beteken om die 'nuwe ruimtewedloop' te wen nie.

    Die stigter van Amazon, Bezos, het gelyk of hy die eerste van die drie na die ruimte sou wees, nadat hy planne aangekondig het om op Julie aan boord van sy ruimtemaatskappy Blue Origin se New Shepard-ruimtetuig te begin 20, but Branson beat him to the punch.

    The British billionaire became Virgin Galactic Astronaut 001 when he made it to space on a suborbital flight nine days before Bezos – op Julie 11 in a test flight.

    Bezos travelled to space on July 20 with his younger brother Mark, Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old physics student whose dad purchased his ticket, and pioneering female astronaut Wally Funk, 82.

    Alhoewel Musk, stigter van SpaceX en Tesla, gesê het dat hy die ruimte wil in, en selfs 'sterf op Mars', hy het nie gesê wanneer hy in 'n baan kan beland nie – but has purchased a ticket with Virgin Galactic for a suborbital flight.

    SpaceX became the first of the ‘space tourismoperators to send a fully civilian crew into orbit, with the Inspiration4 mission funded by billionaire Jared Isaacman.

    His flight was on a Dragon capsule and SpaceX rocket built by space-obsessed billionaire, Elon Musk and took off for the three day orbital trip on September 16 – going higher than the International Space Station.

    SpaceX blyk die voorloper te wees in die breër miljardêr-ruimtewedloop met talle lanserings wat NASA-toerusting na die ISS vervoer en vennootskappe om toeriste na die ruimte te stuur deur 2021.

    Op Februarie 6 2018, SpaceX stuur vuurpyl na die baan van Mars, 140 miljoen myl weg, met Musk se eie rooi Tesla-roadster daarby.

    Elon Musk met sy Dragon Crew kapsule

    Elon Musk met sy Dragon Crew kapsule

    SpaceX has also taken two groups of astronauts to the |International Space Station, with crew from NASA, ESA and JAXA, the Japanese space agency.

    SpaceX has been sending batches of 60 satelliete die ruimte in om sy Starlink-netwerk te vorm, which is already in beta and providing fast internet to rural areas.

    Branson en Virgin Galactic neem 'n ander benadering tot die verowering van ruimte. Dit het herhaaldelik, en suksesvol, toetsvlugte van die Virgin Galactic se Unity-ruimtetuig uitgevoer.

    Die eerste het in Desember plaasgevind 2018 en die nuutste op Mei 22, met die vlug wat versnel tot meer as 2,000 myl per uur (Mach 2.7).

    Meer as 600 gegoede klante tot op hede, waaronder bekendes Brad Pitt en Katy Perry, voorbehou het a $250,000 (£ 200,000) sitplek op een van Virgin se ruimtereise. The final tickets are expected to cost $350,000.

    Branson het vroeër gesê hy verwag dat Elon Musk die wedloop na Mars met sy private vuurpylefirma SpaceX sal wen.

    Richard Branson met die Virgin Galactic-vaartuig

    Richard Branson met die Virgin Galactic-vaartuig

    SpaceShipTwo kan ses passasiers en twee vlieëniers vervoer. Elke passasier kry dieselfde sitplek met twee groot vensters – een aan die kant en een bokant.

    Die ruimteskip is 60 voet lank met 'n kajuit van 90 duim deursnee wat ruimte bied vir ruimtevaarders om in swaartekrag te swaai..

    Dit klim tot 50.000 voet voordat die vuurpylmotor ontbrand. SpaceShipTwo skei van sy vervoervaartuig, White Knight II, sodra dit 50 myl verby is.

    Passasiers word 'ruimtevaarders’ wanneer hulle die Karman-lyn bereik, die grens van die aarde se atmosfeer.

    Die ruimteskip sal dan 'n suborbitale reis onderneem met ongeveer ses minute gewigloosheid, met die hele vlug wat ongeveer duur 1.5 ure.

    Bezos in April onthul 2017 dat hy Blue Origin met ongeveer finansier $1 miljard (£ 720 miljoen) van Amazon-aandele elke jaar.

    Die stelsel bestaan ​​uit 'n bemanningskapsel onder druk bo-op 'n herbruikbare 'New Shepard'’ booster-vuurpyl.

    Op sy hoogtepunt, die kapsule bereik 65 myl (104 kilometers), net bokant die amptelike drumpel vir ruimte en het sewe minute na die opheffing vertikaal geland.

    Blue Origin are working on New Glenn, the next generation heavy lift rocket, that will compete with the SpaceX Falcon 9.

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