Musk vision: Delhi to Tokyo in 30 minutes!
Futurist and inventor Elon Musk on Friday unveiled ambitious plans to send cargo ships to Mars in five years and use rockets to carry people between Earth’s major cities in under half an hour.
The vessel would both take off and land vertically, like a space rocket. A trip from Tokyo to Delhi would take 30 minutes, and from Bangkok to Dubai 27 minutes, according to Musk’s calculations.
“Once you are out of the atmosphere, it would be as smooth as silk, no turbulence, nothing,” he said. “There’s no weather... and you can get to most long-distance places in less than half-anhour. If we are building this thing to go to the Moon and Mars, then why not go to other places on Earth as well.”
Musk showed off plans for a planned interplanetary transport system, codenamed BFR (Big F**king Rocket), which would also be able to bring satellites into orbit and crews to Mars. At least two cargo ships would land on the Red Planet in 2022, with the key mission of finding the best source of water — currently mooted as a way to power rockets, he
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