Will the Falcon Heavy have a worldwide impact on space exploration?
What’s new about the Falcon Heavy is that the cost of space travel is dropping dramatically. The movie The
Martian, starring Matt Damon, cost over $100 million (£71 million). That’s more than the cost of the Indian Mars rocket that reached Mars in 2014!
In other words, a Hollywood movie now costs more than a space program. So they should give Oscars to the best supporting space probe! That’s how much costs have dropped.
The Chinese want to put the Chinese flag on the Moon. The Indians have already gone to Mars. We’re talking about a whole new ball game with prices dropping dramatically, and that’s why I think we’re entering a new golden age of space travel.