The Federal Aviation Administration may issue environmental approval for the SpaceX spaceport in southern Texas as early as next month.
Musk: It’s going to go to space
The co-founder of Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Company spoke at the launch of the spaceport.
“We’ve had rough information that we might get approval in March, but that’s all we know,” Elon Musk said Thursday. “We are trying to obtain the approval of the regulator and the readiness of the equipment at the same time,” he added. In his opinion, these two issues can be settled within a few months.
Musk said he is “very confident” that the spacecraft will launch into orbit in 2022. He stressed that the Starship will take people to Mars one day.
The system is designed in such a way that it can carry 100 passengers or 100 tons of cargo on board and take them into low Earth orbit.
Journeys to Mars
As Bloomberg reminds us in the context of spaceflights, one of the goals of SpaceX is to put into orbit thousands of Starlink satellites, which are intended to provide the inhabitants of our planet with the Internet.
Elon Musk has not indicated any time frame for missions to the Moon and Mars. However, his plans remained the same for many years. There is always a risk of something going wrong on the ground. Of course I’m optimistic so I think the probability of something like this happening is low but not zero, he said.
– In the end, the sun will expand and destroy life. He added that this is why it is so important that we become a multi-planetary species. “However, creating a self-sufficient city on Mars will not be easy,” he admitted.
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