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Elon Musk Dreams About Sending People to Mars in 2025


02/26/2016

It is commonly known that American entrepreneur Elon Musk is not only engaged in electric vehicles, but also shows considerable interest in space programs as he founded Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX). Musk has long been saying that SpaceX is aimed to get to Mars. Now it comes to the actual timing: the technological genius and one of the leading modern dreamers is going to land on the planet by 2025.



Fox News Agency says that by 2021, Musk intends to send people to the Earth's orbit on a SpaceX spacecraft, and finds it possible to prepare the first Mars mission with a manned landing on the planet by 2025.

According to him, nine years is not a short time to achieve this goal. Mask is convinced that it is quite a long stretch of time, during which one can do a lot. The inventor is inspired by the idea of human settlement beyond Earth, considering our planet potentially vulnerable.

In the future, SpaceX will make an effort to colonize Mars. By the end of this September, the American billionaire is planning to depict architecture of the spacecraft, which will be built to send a man on this planet in the future.

The Mars mission will be followed by sending people to other planets, including travel beyond the solar system. Elon Musk himself hopes to visit the ISS over the next four to five years. In his view, staying on the Earth’s orbit is not so difficult, so SpaceX’s main goals will be moving manned spacecraft beyond the Earth's orbit.

It is noteworthy that although Elon Musk fears "Rise of the Machines," he still thinks that an interface linking human brain and computer will emerge in the coming decades. According to him, once human’s thoughts are uploaded into the cloud, no one will ever forget anything, and need to create pictures will disappear by itself. A desired image can always be invoked from cloud storage. The billionaire is also interested in creation of an electric aircraft and experiments in the field of genetics.

As for more mundane things, we cannot help but recall SpaceX’s recent achievement. In December last year, the company for the first time succeeded in controlled descent of a rocket’s lower stage on the ground to save it for reuse. Then, Falcon 9’s task was to launch 11 communications satellites into orbit.

The Falcon 9 was launched from Cape Canaveral on December 22, 2015, and then, reaching an altitude of 125 miles (200 km), it landed at the former US Air Force base in 10 kilometers from the point of departure. On his Twitter page, Musk said that all the 11 satellites got on orbit and Falcon’s first stage had successfully landed. "Welcome back, baby!" - He wrote.

Later, Musk described the launching’s results as a "revolutionary moment" because no one until then had yet been able to return an orbital launch vehicle to Earth without damage. Musk’s successful experiment was welcomed by NASA. According to Brigadier General Wayne Monteith, commander of the base at Cape Canaveral, Falcon 9’s successful test "put an exclamation point" at the end of 2015.

source: techtimes.com