Gi­ant rocket to take 200 to Mars

Science Illustrated - - SCIENCE UPDATE -

ASTRON­OMY Tesla bil­lion­aire Elon Musk re­veals the de­tails about the fu­ture flag­ship of his space agency, SpaceX, which he first told about last year.

The rocket has changed its name to BFR – which, ac­cord­ing to Musk, stands for “Big F--ing Rocket”! Al­legedly, the gi­ant rocket will trans­port be­tween 90 and 200 peo­ple to Mars at a time. The trav­ellers will sleep in one of the 40 cab­ins in the rocket or re­lax in the large com­mu­nal ar­eas at the top of the rocket. BFR will have a top speed of 29,000 km/h and will take the colonists to Mars in some­where be­tween 150 and 300 days. Ac­cord­ing to Musk, the project is on track to launch an un­manned BFR to Mars as soon as 2022.

Ac­cord­ing to the in­ven­tor, the Mars rocket will take colonists to Mars in 150 to 300 days.

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