Elon Musk Gives Glimpse into SpaceX Mars Base Vision
spaceX CEO elon musk has announced an ambitious deadline for its mars mission, along with tweets of the company’s mars base alpha and the BFR or big falcon rocket. musk has stated a full ‘mars base alpha’ – a preliminary city on the red planet – could be completed as soon as 2028.
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one of the images shows the BFR, the massive rocket spaceX is developing for deep space missions. back in 2017, it announced its plans to launch two BFR cargo missions to mars by 2022. spaceX will first start testing its BFR system in the first half of 2019.
spaceX intends to use the BFR to build a base on the moon and for return trips to and from mars. the most recent images of the mars base photo include the updated BFR design, which this year added bigger fins. musk said it’ll probably take the company until 2028 to build a base.