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Elon Musk is convinced that SpaceX can reach the Moon in two years

Elon Musk is convinced that SpaceX can reach the Moon in two years

Elon Muskthe founding billionaire of SpaceXclaimed that it would be easier for his company to land on the moon rather than trying to convince NASA to be up to the task. In an interview with the Time magazineMusk admitted he had feared to be considered crazybefore stating: “I think we could land on the moon in less than two years“. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 missionin which man has for the first time set foot on the moon, the head of NASA Jim Bridenstine said the agency has plans to send a woman to the moon in 2024.

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HoweverMusk, who is the CEO of SpaceX, is optimistic regarding his company’s ability to reach the Moon by 2021. Musk in fact told Time: “I think we could land on the moon in two yearsso maybe within a year or duAnd we could also send a crew“. He then explained that he didn’t necessarily mean the United Statesbut that it could simply refer to SpaceX. “It would take more time to convince NASA and the authorities we can do it, but in the meantime we could we have already done it with our Starship! ”added Musk.

Musk has full confidence in the capabilities of his SpaceX, despite the “hitches”

Starship it is in fact the new spacecraft of the company, which will only complete i sub-orbital flightsor “jumps”, which whiz by in the atmosphere before land on earth. One was developed orbital version which will work in conjunction with the new rocket called “SuperHeavy“. The orbital version is highesthas a thicker outer coating that does not bend when exposed to the pressure of orbital flight and presents a front section slightly curved.

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The vehicle space was however subject to numerous problemswith a prototype that was overturned and damaged strong winds in Texas in January; without forgetting the fire that affected the test rocket during a test in the experimental facility in California, which caused approximately $ 100,000 in damages to equipment and infrastructure.