Founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk has recently said that he wanted to send humans to different parts of the world in under an hour. Yes, you read it right! Elon revealed his master plan during the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide where he also showed SpaceX’s plans for lunar and Mars missions.
Big Fucking Rocket or BFR
Elon Musk is building a vehicle called the Big Fucking Rocket or BFR. THe specifications of the vehicle are as follows:
- Capable of refuelling in space.
- Fully reusable.
- Fly at a speed of 18,000 mph to make “point to point” travel on Earth possible in less than half-an-hour.
- Take at least 80 humans to the moon or Mars.
Elon Musk said:
“I feel fairly confident we can build the ship and be ready for the launch in five years. Five years seems like a long time for me”.
Engadget writes about BFR:
“The new BFR is 106 meters tall with a 9-meter diameter, down from the 122-meter height and 17-meter diameter described last year. The booster rocket uses 31 Raptor engines (down from 42), and there are six Raptor engines on the spacecraft itself (down from nine). The BFR will have space for 150 tons of cargo, compared to Falcon Heavy’s 30 tons, and will still be fully reusable.”