Elon Musk Unveils Base on Mars
|Source: Space X Rendering of Mars Base Alpha|
Space X CEO Elon Musk provided this artist's rendering of his planned Mars Base Alpha. He plans to settle people on Mars in 2024. In 2023 he'll send a manned mission to explore Mars. In 2022, he plans on cargo missions to Mars. And in order to keep on schedule, he started test launches of his Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) space ship in 2019.
Powerful Space Launch Vehicle
|Space X Artist Rendering of BFR|
Musk provided an updated version of the BFR. When it's finished he claims it's going to be the largest, most capable and most powerful launch vehicle ever built. Musk says it's an interplanetary transport system capable of going from Earth to anywhere in the solar system.
Lunar Mission with Tourists on Board
Musk is planning Space X trips to the moon. BFR will take off, have booster separation, go into orbit, fly around the moon and come back to earth in 4 or 5 days. Several tourists will be onboard for their "moon vacation". Musk said there will be a number of test launches of the BFR before any people get onboard. The trip to the moon is planned for 2023.