Elon ‘Tony Stark’ Musk is already at the front edge of technology with his Tesla electric vehicles, hyperloop transport system and reusable rockets and now his SpaceX company has revealed plans for an interplanetary transport system to get humans to Mars within the next 6 years. Pretty ambitious, but Musk says he wants humans “to become a spacefaring civilization, and a multi-planetary species.”
Musk outlined his plans in a keynote speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico yesterday saying:
“The first ship to go to Mars, Musk said, would be named Heart of Gold as a tribute to the ship powered by an “infinite improbability drive” from Douglas Adams’ science fiction novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” [Guardian]
He presented the following video of the interplanetary transport system to Mars.
Within the next 6 years?