SpaceX Unveils Cheap Travel Anywhere On Earth Within An Hour

rumblestaffPublished: September 29, 2017114 views
Published: September 29, 2017

While unveiling recent plans for Moon and Mars travel, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk ended his showcase talk with more promising news. Using the same interplanetary rocket system for long-distance travel on Earth - meaning you could theatrically travel to any city within an hour!

The BFR, as it’s called, which is variously said to stand for either Big Falcon Rocket or Big F*cking Rocket, would travel at speeds approaching 17,000 mph. In theory, the rocket could reach any destination on Earth within an hour. Most trips would take less than half an hour, the head of Tesla and SpaceX said during his presentation at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia.

“Cost per seat should be about the same as full fare economy in an aircraft,” Musk wrote on Instagram after the event. “Forgot to mention that.”

That being said, this means that a trip from New York to Los Angeles, which currently takes between 5 and 6 hours, would be reduced to 25 minutes. The 15-hour flight from New York to Shanghai would take just 39 minutes.

The clip you see here is an animation released by SpaceX, showing the rockets leaving from and arriving on offshore platforms just outside of each city.

Credit to 'SpaceX'.

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