Elon Musk gave us an update on SpaceX’s plans to send humans to Mars, going all in on their new launch vehicle: the BFR.
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For the last couple of episodes, we’ve talked about NASA’s plans to explore deep space, with the Space Launch System and the Deep Space Gateway. That’s fine and all, but many of you wanted to know how all this would compare to what SpaceX is planning for the colonization of space.
It had been a while since we got an update from Elon Musk, but on Friday we got a big announcement from the SpaceX CEO, and it kind of makes your head spin.
At the International Astronautical Congress in Australia – the home of the newly announced Australian Space Agency, congrats Australia, you totally deserved it. What what I saying? Oh right, at the IAC, Elon Musk announced what they’ve been working on since last year’s announcement of the Interplanetary Transport Ship.
All of SpaceX’s current rocket fleet: the Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy, the Dragon spacecraft, it’s all going to be made obsolete by their “all in” investment to build the one rocket that’ll do everything: the BFR.