Elon Musk Has Announced a New Goal for SpaceX, and It’s Utterly Revolutionary

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is currently basking in the light of its latest achievement. The company succeeded in starting a spaceflight revolution by being the first entity to launch a mission into space using recycled rockets. The success of this historic mission will significantly lower the cost of space travel. Estimates say the launches could cost up to 30 percent less, saving companies or other organizations millions of dollars.

Musk may still be celebrating the launch, but he’s not at all content with just being the first. In a tweet sent out shortly after the successful landing of the refurbished Falcon 9 rocket, he revealed the company’s next goal for its rocket line: 24-hour turnaround.

SpaceX is looking to make space travel akin to air travel.  “We’re really looking for true operational reusability, like an aircraft,” SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said prior to the launch. “An aircraft lands, goes to the gate, passengers come off, passengers go on, you refuel, and then you fly again. What we’re looking to do is exactly that. We land and relaunch on the same day.”

Even after this goal is achieved, SpaceX isn’t going to be done wowing the world. In fact, they’ll be more concerned about impressing other worlds. The company is planning to put a human on the Red Planet possibly as soon as 2025.

Not only will more economical rockets make it easier for SpaceX to get to Mars, they will also fast-track the ability of humans to stay there, setting up colonies beyond Earth. Musk wants to launch an Interplanetary Transit System (ITS) to keep a steady supply line operational between the planets.

As SpaceX is a private, not government-operated, company, it can achieve greater levels of collaboration with other countries to make the mission to colonize Mars a truly international effort. Cheaper flights will be a huge part of that.

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3 thoughts on “Elon Musk Has Announced a New Goal for SpaceX, and It’s Utterly Revolutionary

  1. What ELON IS DOING, planning and setting in action,is a phenomena. The rules of earth and its Physics will now redefine themselves … just put ur Trust in this” Wild Fire Brand”

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  2. I love the fact that a mere human (Elon Musk) has taken on the super human feat of reaching for the future and saying we can do this without the government and congress sleeping on progress as we all know That is what they are best at.
    I hope he keeps the dream of getting to Mars by 2024-2028 alive. It’s my wish to see this before I leave these mortal coils. GO Elon!

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