Musk Says First Passengers on SPACEX Rockets Must Be ‘Brave’
BLOOMBERG – July 20 2017: Elon Musk tamped down expectations about Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s new rocket designed to carry private citizens into space, saying whoever chooses to be among the first passengers will need to be “brave.”
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy, a rocket with two extra boosters attached and a total of 27 engines that must fire simultaneously, will have enormous stresses and has been difficult to test on the ground, Musk said Wednesday in Washington.
He jokingly urged attendees of a conference on the International Space Station to watch the first attempted launch. Link: Read Complete Article
Need Moon Base
SPACE – July 20, 2017: Elon Musk may be focused primarily on Mars, but he’d also like to see a human outpost on a world much closer to home.
“To really get the public real fired up, I think we’ve got to have a base on the moon,” the billionaire founder and CEO of SpaceX said today (July 19) at the 2017 International Space Station Research and Development (ISSR&D) conference in Washington, D.C.
“Having some permanent presence on another heavenly body, which would be the kind of moon base, and then getting people to Mars and beyond — that’s the continuance of the dream of Apollo that I think people are really looking for,” Musk told NASA ISS program manager Kirk Shireman, who interviewed him onstage at the conference. [Moon Base Visions: How to Build a Lunar Colony (Photos)] Link: Read Complete Article