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Elon Musk's new vision: Travel anywhere on Earth in less than an hour

SpaceX to send cargo to Mars in 2022; crewed missions in 2024

Dana Hull & Perry Williams | Bloomberg 

Entrepreneur Elon Musk, who envisions a human colony on Mars, is planning to create a much larger rocketship code named “BFR” capable of travelling anywhere on Earth in under an hour. If the concept becomes reality, a journey from New York to Shanghai can be completed in about 30 minutes. The surprise announcement means that Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies, which has already disrupted the aerospace industry with reusable launches, plans to ferry humans not just to distant planets but across this one as well. “If we are going to places like Mars, why ...

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First Published: Sun, October 01 2017. 10:06 IST