Elon Musk’s latest plan to colonize Mars is now officially part of the academic literature.
A summary of the New Space. The journal is making the entire article available for free on its website.has been published in the peer-reviewed journal
The 2017 presentation was actually a revision of Musk’s original audacious Mars vision from the previous year’s meeting in Mexico. New Space also published a summary of that 2016 presentation, but it’s currently behind a paywall.
The latest plans offer an update on the development of the SpaceX “BFR” rocket that Musk hopes will ferry about 100 people at a time to the red planet.
He also explained how how he hopes to finance his Mars ambitions by using BFR for all sorts of other uses, from resupplying the International Space Station to moon landings and collecting old satellites and other space junk. Musk said the.
There are still a, but since making his latest presentation, Musk has made progress. You may have heard that — a bridge model of sorts between the Falcon 9 and BFR — and that it was a roaring success.
Can’t wait to see what the next Mars update holds.