The head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk has shared on his Twitter with the preliminary calculations of time and material costs for the construction of a Martian city. And despite major figures, the inventor plans to send the first manned mission to Mars in 2024.
City construction on Mars. According to estimates Elon musk, to build the city needed a thousand ships Starship to transport infrastructure and people, reports Tech Crunch.
The flight will be operated for 20 years, since the relative positions of Earth and Mars allows you to send space mission to the Red planet once every two years.
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Also the head of the company spoke about the immediate prospects of the company. According to him, each Starship will be able to perform up to three flights in earth orbit, on a daily basis – that is, more than a thousand times a year. If the company will construct the ship for each ready-made Falcon rocket, SpaceX will annually deliver to the space to 10 million tons of cargo.
Although the quantity of materials is not, in the future, Musk sees the closest space is much more “populated”.
Launch date missions. Unmanned mission to the moon planned until 2022, manned – up to 2024. In the same year is planned first manned flight to Mars.
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