If there is a way to create another Earth, then space monster Elon Musk would have surely done it. Unfortunately, we don’t have one. So, Elon Musk decided to send 1 million people to Mars by launching 3 Starship rockets every day.
Recently, Elon Musk responded to so many tweets and discussed the plan he has for Mars. He said that he wants to achieve that milestone by 2050. His ambitious plan of populating Mars and creating jobs for people got the attention it deserved.
Starship – the system that will transport 1 million people To Mars
The towering rocket system, Starship production is on full swing and Musk revealed that he plans to launch 1,000 Starships. Also, he wants to land humans and cargo on Mars as early as possible.
The great thing about this mission is that thousands of jobs on Red Planet is possible. Still not convinced to leave earth?
Elon Musk estimated that he needs a lot of Starships to make sure that it is possible to build a permanent settlement. “Megatons per year to orbit are needed for life to become multi-planetary,” Musk tweeted.
If we go as per theory, transport of 100 megatons of stuff is possible by launching 1,000 Starships. Musk’s goal is to that much volume to Mars every year.
Starship to carry people and cargo to the red planet
Musk didn’t reveal about Starship would carry other than people and cargo. We know that food, water, advanced life support systems and building materials are essential to living on Mars. Let’s not make any assumption, Musk may surprise us with his ideas.
Each Starship can carry 100 passengers and sending 1 million people won’t be a big deal once the system is tested. If this mission is achieved, Starship would be the most reliable and powerful space launch system ever.
Every 26 months, planets Earth and Mars align. This would be of great help for Starship as it consumes low fuel to reach Mars.
20 Starship Prototypes on the way
Before March 2020, Musk is planning to launch another prototype of Starship. The reason for delays in testing prototypes is pretty clear. Back in 2019, the 16-story Starship prototype exploded during fuel tank pressurisation test.
To bring the best design possible, 20 different prototypes to be built by SpaceX engineers.
22-story Rocket booster, Super Heavy, will play a vital role in launching Starships into Earth’s orbit. Once the booster runs out of fuel, Starship gets disconnected, making way into the Earth’s orbit.