Think living in another planet is nothing more than a sci-fi dream? Well one man is working really hard to make that possible in the near future and the best part is: it’s going to be affordable for most people.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk recently posted on Twitter saying that people could soon move to Mars if they like – for a price they can afford.
Musk wrote on the said social media site:
“I’m confident moving to Mars … will one day cost less than $500k & maybe even below $100k. Low enough that most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth & move to Mars if they want.”
Furthermore, he likewise pointed out that those who eventually decide Mars really isn’t for them do not have to worry because a “return ticket is free.”
Meanwhile, a Business Insider report tells us that Musk revealed new information about the Raptor, a massive rocket engine that will be used to propel the Starship launch system to the moon and the red planet.
The article also mentioned that the Raptor engine “has been fired more than a half dozen times at a SpaceX facility in McGregor, Texas.” The Raptor is reportedly crucial to Musk’ bold vision since up to six of these engines are needed to power the Starship.
Furthermore, we learn that the space company’s “aspirational” goal is to launch their first cargo mission to Mars as early as 2022. Come 2023, Musk is aiming to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his team on a trip to the moon.
If these two missions are successful, the tech genius is looking forward to sending a Starship crew to Mars by 2024.
In the official SpaceX website, we read this quote from Musk:
“You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great – and that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It’s about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past. And I can’t think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars.”
Boy Successfully Builds Nuclear Fusion Reactor In His Bedroom
“After a while, it became pretty simple to realize how it all worked together.”
Jackson Oswalt is not your ordinary kid. While some of his peers are busy spending their time on social media and playing video games, the young boy from Memphis, Tennessee is spending his time in a laboratory.
Jackson, who is now 14 years old, managed to create a working nuclear fusion reactor when he was only 12. He is believed to be the youngest person to build a functioning nuclear fusion reactor.
Scientists Discover That The Moon Lies INSIDE The Earth’s Atmosphere
The discovery was made through data gathered more than two decades ago!
We've always believed that the Moon revolves around Earth outside of the planet's atmosphere. However, scientists have just made an astounding discovery. The Earth's atmosphere has been found to be much bigger than we originally thought.
The scientists at Russia’s Space Research Institute have looked into decades-old data gathered by the NASA/European Space Agency Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). It revealed that our planet's atmosphere stretches 391,464 miles (630,000km) away and is about 50 times the diameter of Earth.
This just means that the moon actually lies in the middle of the Earth's atmosphere.
NASA Is Looking For ‘Funny’ Astronauts To Send On Mission To Mars
Are you the ‘joker’ of the group? The class clown? NASA wants you!
Have you ever been labeled the class clown? You just might be the person NASA's looking for - and they want to send you on a major space mission!
According to recent reports, the space agency is looking for 'funny' astronauts to be part of a team that will be sent to Mars. The journey is expected to last for two years and is expected to happen in the 2030s.
Qualified applicants will undergo mission simulation testings at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas....