Elon Musk shares vision of world travel in rockets

New York to Beijing in one hour. That statement might be a reality soon if Elon Musk is able to implement his most recent plans. The billionaire aims to accomplish this by using the same rocket by which his company SpaceX intends to use to send people to Mars. With the ability to travel at the speed of 18,000 miles per hour, SpaceX’s BFR rocket might possibly revolutionize our air travel forever.

Strap the Rockets

The BFR – short for Big Fucking Rocket – is what SpaceX intends to use to make travel to Mars a reality in its Interplanetary Transportation System. Elon Musk however, believes that the same rocket can also be used to transport people between two distant points on the earth. By his calculations, people one day might be able to board a rocket in New York and arrive 7,000 miles away in Shanghai in 39 minutes. 80 to 200 people can go from from Hong Kong to Singapore in just  22 minutes, LA to Toronto in 24 & London to Dubai within 30 mins.

” Fly to most places on Earth in under 30 mins and anywhere in under 60. ” tweeted Elon Musk. With such big plans , Musk also clarified that ticket prices would not be higher than normal economy tickets – the company might save costs elsewhere like in their Mars plans. You can read about the other announcements made by Elon Musk over here and you can watch SpaceX’s video for this story below.

Source: Forbes