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Technology Elon Musk says SpaceX will launch rocket to Mars in 2019

08:10  12 march  2018
08:10  12 march  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Elon Musk , the founder and CEO of SpaceX , says the company is planning to launch a spacecraft to Mars and return it to Earth as soon as early 2019 . "I can tell you what I know currently is the case is that we are building the first ship, the first Mars interplanetary ship right now," Mus source: http

NEW YORK -- Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, says the company is planning to launch a spacecraft to Mars and return it to Earth as soon as early 2019. "I can tell you what I know currently is the case is that we are building the first ship, the first Mars interplanetary ship right now," Musk told a crowd during a surprise appearance at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.

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Elon Musk , the founder and CEO of SpaceX , says the company is planning to launch a spacecraft to Mars and return it to Earth as soon as early 2019 . He said the company is focused on ensuring the rocket ’s boosters are reusable in subsequent launches , which dramatically reduces the cost of each

Elon Musk , the founder and CEO of SpaceX , says the company is planning to launch a spacecraft to Mars and return it to Earth as soon as early 2019 . The firm successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket in February in a dazzling technological feat, its 27 engines lifting a payload weighing tens of

"And I think we'll be able to do short flights, sort of up-and-down flights, probably some time in the first half of next year," he said.

Musk acknowledged that "people have told me that my timelines historically have been optimistic, so I'm trying to recalibrate to some degree here." Musk said last year that human landings on Mars could happen by 2024.

A successful mission to Mars in 2019 would be a historic achievement for SpaceX, the private company founded by Musk in 2002 with the mission of enabling travel between planetary bodies. The firm successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket in February in a dazzling technological feat, its 27 engines lifting a payload weighing tens of thousands of pounds into orbit before catapulting Musk's own Tesla Roadster toward the Red Planet to the tune of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."

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NEW YORK (CBS) — Elon Musk , the founder and CEO of SpaceX , says the company is planning to launch a spacecraft to Mars and return it to Earth as soon as early 2019 . He said the company is focused on ensuring the rocket ’s boosters are reusable in subsequent launches , which dramatically

At SXSW, Musk said SpaceX's Mars rocket -- known as BFR, or "big f---ing rocket" -- would have twice the liftoff thrust of the Saturn V, the rocket NASA used to send astronauts to the Moon. He said the company is focused on ensuring the rocket's boosters are reusable in subsequent launches, which dramatically reduces the cost of each flight.

"What's amazing about the ship, assuming we can make full and rapid reusability work is that we can reduce the cost, marginal cost per flight, dramatically, by orders of magnitude compared to where it is today," Musk said. "This question of reusability is so fundamental to rocketry. It is the fundamental breakthrough that's needed." 

Musk said he aimed to get the cost of interplanetary flights below $5 to $6 million.

"A BFR flight will actually cost less than our Falcon I flight did, back in the day. So that was about a $5 or 6 million marginal cost per flight. We're confident BFR will be less than that," Musk said, referring to the first SpaceX rocket. "That's profound, and that is what will enable the creation of a permanent base on the Moon and a city on Mars."

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