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Elon Musk Wants to Send You to Mars – or at Least Around the World in an Hour

SpaceX aims to land two cargo ships on Mars by 2022.

by on Sep.29, 2017

An artist's rendering of SpaceX BFR spaceships on Mars. While the sky is blue and sunsets are red on Earth, it's the other way around on Mars.

Elon Musk is clearly out to change the way we travel, both where we go and how we get there. The visionary entrepreneur has laid out a series of plans for his SpaceX rocket company that would not only set the stage for colonizing Mars but speed up the process of getting to just about any place on Earth.

Musk has revealed plans for a next-generation spacecraft – dubbed BFR, for “Big Falcon Rocket” – that could be used to go from New York to Shanghai, for example, in less than a half-hour. With the internal nickname, “Big Fucking Rocket,” it would also be the vehicle to get man back to the moon and even Mars, Musk announcing plans to land two cargo ships on the Red Planet in 2022, and astronauts two years later.

Science Fiction to Reality?

“That’s not a typo — although it is aspirational,” said the South African-born Musk, during a presentation at the International Astronautical Congress, or IAC, in Australia, early today.

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