SpaceX's Elon Musk updates Mars plansElon Musk impresses the audience at the 68th annual International Astronautical Congress, hinting at international as well as interplanetary travel.
Fundamentally, the future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we're a space [UNKNOWN] civilization and a multi-planet species than if we're not. If you wanna be inspired by things, if you wanna wake up in the morning and think the future's gonna be great. And that's what being a space [UNKNOWN] is all about. And I can't think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars. I think we have to figure out how to pay for it. This is very important [LAUGH] The next key element is propulsive landing. In order to land on a place like the moon where there is no atmosphere, or to land on Mars, you really have to get propulsive landing perfect. We do not need legs for the next version. We are now beginning serious development of BFR. We expect to have a capability of 150 tons to look over. The main body matter is about 9 meters or 30 feet. [MUSIC] Let's look at the launch cost. The order reverses. [APPLAUSE] The size of this being a nine meter diameter vehicle is a huge enabler for new satellites. It's also intended to be able to service the space station. That would enable the creation of moon based alcohol or some sort of lunar base. And it's 2017, I mean we should have a lunar base by now. What the hell's going on? Why are you using combustion in rockets when we have electric cars? Well, there isn't some way to make an electric rocket. I with there was. I feel fairly confident that we can complete the ship and be ready for launch in about five years. Then in 2024 We wanna try to fly four ships. Over time terraforming Mars, and making it really a nice place to be. But there's something else, if you build a ship that's capable of going to Mars. What if you take that same ship and go from one place to another on earth? The great thing about going to space is there's no friction so once you're out of the atmosphere it was smooth as silk. No turbulence, no nothing. There's no weather, there's no atmosphere. You can get to most long distance like [UNKNOWN] in less than half an hour. [MUSIC] Thank you. [BLANK_AUDIO]