Will the Fal­con Heavy have a world­wide im­pact on space ex­plo­ration?

All About Space - - Michio Kaku -

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.

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