City of a mil­lion planned for Mars

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWSFRONT -

A PLAN to have a Mars city of a mil­lion peo­ple has been out­lined in Ade­laide by bil­lion­aire en­tre­pre­neur Elon Musk as he also re­vealed his plans for a base on the moon.

He plans to use a rocket big­ger than an A380 aero­plane to send 100 peo­ple at a time to Mars, to cre­ate a sus­tain­able pop­u­la­tion of about a mil­lion.

Mr Musk said his com­pany SpaceX had started work on the BFR (Big F...... Rocket) as he plans an In­ter­plan­e­tary Trans­port Sys­tem.

He spoke about the tech­ni­cal ca­pa­bil­i­ties SpaceX has been work­ing on, such as the space­ship ma­te­ri­als and how to land on the moon or Mars. He said SpaceX could launch two cargo mis­sions by 2022.

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