The International Aeronautics Congress has been the setting chosen by the inventor and physicist Elon Musk to present through the talk “Making humans an interplanetary species”, and through his company SpaceX, his plan to build a self-sustaining city on Mars, our neighboring red planet.
One of the most surprising details has undoubtedly been the ” Interplanetary Transport System” that will arrive on Mars with the first crew of human beings in history. Its reusable rocket system that would put the spacecraft into orbit and then return to Earth autonomously for a new capsule, sums up the simplicity and complexity of this project at the same time.
Regarding the characteristics of the ship, the rocket, for example, baptized as BFR ( Big Fucking Rocket) will have an estimated power of 127,800 kilonewton during takeoff and a solar panel system with the capacity to generate up to 200kW of power during the trip. , which would be carried out at about 100,800 km / h (with about 80 days of travel). Its height will be 122 meters.
The BFS ( Big Fucking Spaceship ) ship with a diameter of 17 meters, would transport between 100 and 200 people every 26 months -after a few days of training- and will be the largest ever built.
Colonizing Mars will be possible with a self-sustaining community of no less than a million people , Musk has calculated, something that will likely take nearly a century.
The former co-founder of the PayPal company, also released a video in which he reveals what the spacecraft’s journey would be like from its takeoff on Earth to its landing on Mars.
We do not know how much the ticket to Mars will cost, but Musk says it would be as affordable as buying a house on Earth, a figure that will range between 88,900 and 177,800 euros . Of course, if someone wants to go home, the return ticket will be free.