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Elon Musk Documentary 2019 SpaceX Mars Missions That Will Change Humanity Forever

Elon Musk Documentary 2019 SpaceX Mars Missions That Will Change Humanity Forever

Mars

immensely cold arid on an inconceivable scale and almost airless little evidence has ever been found on the existence of biological life on

Mars

apart from some well-documented robot

missions

Mars

has been out of reach for most of human civilization that is until now

Elon

Musk

has revolutionized the stagnant industry that says we cannot go to a new space race that's tackling the biggest problems to face

humanity

on being our possible extinction one thing is sure

Elon

Musk

is beyond determined to colonize

Mars

it's an almost frenzied obsession born out of necessity one cannot escape thinking what does he know that we don't the spirit with which he founded SpaceX his rocket company embodies frustration that NASA wasn't doing enough to get people to the Red Planet and profoundly concerned that a back-up plan for

Humanity

wasn't being developed if or when Earth becomes an uninhabitable wasteland two decades ago the philosophy from both scientists and non-scientists would have been a it's just impossible today that stagnant attitude is well gone and it no longer seems like such a pipe dream

Elon

Musk

is out to prove that not only is this a possibility but that it can be done and it may just be the reason for the survival of humankind if the Apophis 2029 asteroid do to come so near to earth there may be valid reasons in the next decade and this may explain the enthusiasm Apophis is a 370 meter diameter near-earth asteroid that caused a sensation in...
elon musk documentary 2019 spacex mars missions that will change humanity forever
2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to 2.7 percent that it would hit earth on April 13th 2029 the new worry is that this

will

be avoided but it's further returns in 2036 and 2068

will

see the inevitable

Elon

Musk

is putting his money where his mouth is his mission is already moving in full swing towards its target with regular updates to keep us all in the know here we consider the major aspects of his fast-moving

Mars

colonization plans that when you consider may well be the salvation of

humanity

number one events of 2016

Elon

Musk

announces a mission to

Mars

in September 2016 which saw the world begin to dream of the possibility of not only visiting

Mars

more frequently but inhabiting the red planet it was in that month that

Elon

Musk

first painted us a picture of

Mars

as a future human settlement he announced his goal of making man an interplanetary species by colonizing the rusty red planet this he says is part of a grand plan to potentially save mankind from the inevitable extinction that comes from having nowhere but earth to inhabit but this was no mere dream overcoming two huge obstacles financial cost and the technology to do so

musk

detailed his plans to establish a civilization there he figured he could markedly reduce this cost of this venture by applying some already existing and some yet to be designed technologies to achieve this he notes that rockets can be made stronger lighter and most importantly reusable thus considerably...
elon musk documentary 2019 spacex mars missions that will change humanity forever
cutting the cost of a trip to

Mars

this massive new rocket the interplanetary transport system I TS was build to carry about 100 passengers besides crew members the rocket

will

be able to jet off to

Mars

and back using applied reusable technology and it should be able to get you and your fellow passengers to your destination in just three months traveling at a speed of about nineteen thousand 14 miles per hour after putting out the thought and letting us per over it

Elon

Musk

returned a year later to give us a more detailed and better polished copy of his plan to get us to

Mars

he had taken the time to do his homework and now he had clearer ideas of how he could achieve his goal the rocket had

change

d to the smaller and better suited big Falcon rocket bfr and there were now clearer plans on how this venture

will

be funded

Musk

's 2017 follow-up announcement at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide Australia did not present any radical shifts from his original plan but it did show us just how serious he was than about all of it must was turning his space vehicle into an investment opportunity for potential SpaceX partners this way you would get your dream Martian move and he

will

get the finance needed to actualize your dream just what his level of interaction with SpaceX partners NASA being one remains to be seen number two transportation of choice the bfr the affordability of the mission to

Mars

will

be hugely contingent on the affordability of the rocket...
elon musk documentary 2019 spacex mars missions that will change humanity forever
involved in the transportation of humans and cargo to the planet from the very beginning

Musk

's plan was hinged on the fact that he could in fact significantly cut down the cost of interplanetary transportation from some billion dollars to a few million dollars the rocket of choice was initially known as the interplanetary transportation system i TS a view design updates and

change

s later it's gone from the i TS to the

mars

colonial transporter MCR as of today though the updated and supposedly final rocket design is the BF r however with SpaceX still working on its design mechanism and engineering models we would not exactly be surprised to find out that this name

change

s again sometime in the future but this is not to say that nothing is yet been achieved SpaceX has already developed several impressive aerospace vehicles even as it continues to perfect its ultimate target the spacecraft rocket to get man to

Mars

some of its impressive systems thus far include the Falcon 1 space axes first orbital rocket grasshopper a mini self landing rocket dragon a cargo spaceship Falcon 9 an orbital class launcher which is reusable and Falcon heavy heavy lift launcher so what exactly is the bfr like first starters it's a reusable rocket meaning that it

will

be able to complete more than one orbital flight it solves many of the attendant problems associated with the earlier models without compromising on its ability to meet the orbital needs of the Earth Moon and

Mars

to...
achieve this goal the bfr

will

be protected with a heat shield upon entry into Martian atmosphere at about 7.5 km/s the bfr is eight three hundred seventy eight foot tall system made up of two giant parts the bottom half is a huge big falcon booster which serves to launch the spaceship towards space when that's done it

will

then land itself for reuse at a different time the top half is an 18-story big Falcon spaceship which

will

carry the humans cargo and anything else which sets out for

Mars

this latter part the bf our spaceship is build the hardest part of the system by

musk

and continues to be designed and upgraded by SpaceX like every SpaceX rocket design before it the BF R is big enough to comfortably seat 100 passengers it

will

also be used to launch space telescopes and satellites as well as to deliver cargo to the International Space Station ISS and snuff out space debris as of right now the prototype spaceship is already nearing its development completion this keeps the company on track to meet their goals of test launching the prototype ship by late

2019

number three target date for the first

Mars

mission 2022 as it continues in its stride towards man's mission to

Mars

SpaceX has so far remained committed to it's aspirational timeline which should see the first

Mars

mission begin in 2022 this is planned to be an uncrewed and unpiloted cargo mission that begins with the launch of the first big Falcon spaceship into Martian territory the planets Earth and...

Mars

draw closer to each other once every two years making the distance to be covered much less than it should be this means that there's a window of time to reach the red planet quicker in each of these cycles based on those calculations the best months to launch the big Falcon spaceship

will

be in the summer of 2022 the ship

will

first be launched into Earth's orbit using up the bulk of its fuel in the process subsequently several other tanker spaceships

will

be launched into space to fill the vehicle and replenish it with enough fuel to get it to

Mars

it's expected that the refuelling process might require up to three space flights although this is no certainty just yet the mission

will

be designed to tackle habitation problems associated with the red planet and ensure that certain conditions are in place for the first human visitors initial priorities

will

include confirming water resources determining future landing hazards and identifying potential threats to human colonization SpaceX

will

also use this opportunity to put in place critical power and mining infrastructure this

will

all be critical to the eventual possibility of man making it to the planet however it

will

also set about gathering up the thin Martian air and turning available raw resources into methane fuel and oxygen to enable the spaceships to return launch to the earth this latter part is essential to the planned reusability of the bfr for more than one space trip the goal is to complete the...
building of the bfr soon enough so that practice orbital test runs can begin late

2019

these short practice trips

will

help determine the suitability and solidity of the rocket and its ability to launch correctly which

will

be vital for engineering Corrections ahead of the first

Mars

mission need practice orbits

will

then be followed up by the uncrewed

Mars

mission which

will

determine the VFR suitability to carrying human life it's expected that the first trip into Martian territory

will

take anywhere from a few months to almost a year before the spaceship arrives at its destination this puts the estimated landing time anywhere from late 2022 to early 2023 it is must hope that at the end of this mission the red planet

will

be ready at least to some extent for the continued presence of man on the planet this

will

be yet another big step in

musk

strive to make us an interplanetary species number four crewed mission to

Mars

2020 for the success of the first mission to

Mars

will

be succeeded by a piloted and crewed mission in 2024 that

will

carry the first settlers down to their new home what

will

they find there

will

they visit the notorious face on

Mars

this

will

ultimately be mankind's big leap towards the colonization of

Mars

or maybe recolonization the cydonia region may hold the answer to our future and it

will

not be surprising if this region is targeted for research however before this trip and consequent upon the 2022 trip Lee bfr

will

launch its first crewed...
mission this mission though

will

serve to carry passengers on an estimated week-long trip around the moon this is an important process in determining the suitability of human life on the bfr the seats for this trip have already all been paid for by Japanese billionaire usako Misawa as

musk

puts it he's paying a lot of money for the average citizen to travel to other planets assuming this scouting mission goes to plan like the cargo and supply mission before it SpaceX

will

then send the first cruise towards

Mars

well it is yet unconfirmed how many persons

will

be making this trip it's believed that the first trip

will

likely be an astronauts only mission these initial settlers

will

have a lot of work to do to further improve the habitability of the Red Planet upon arrival they'll be tasked with building a propellant Depot which

will

act as a gas station for space vehicles and a preparatory station for future incoming crews they

will

also be required to build blast domes for plant growth as well as other fundamentals needed for human survival the first ships and fuel plant

will

then begin to serve as Man's first Martian base it's from this location that any attempts at building a self-sustaining backup civilization

will

begin despite these grand plans it is understood that the first settlers

will

not have it all rosy in their attempts to get acclimated to a whole different reality to lighten their load the first ships are built to carry at least 100 tons of...
supplies these supplies

will

be carefully organized to exceed anything that any crew

will

possibly need for a year-long stay on

Mars

SpaceX says this

will

help push aside the need for advanced technologies required to inhabit

Mars

which are currently non-existent again it's expected that this flight

will

take anywhere from six to nine months before the first crewed mission arrives on

Mars

this

will

put the possible arrival time at some time in 2025 to eliminate the need and associated complexity to immediately set about building a habitable habitat on the planet SpaceX's primary

Mars

development engineer Paul Worcester says the D first spaceships

will

very likely serve as homes for the first crew members number five

Mars

could be made fit for human occupation

Mars

is hostile we're no strangers to this fact this almost airless Rock with a super thin atmosphere which sits some 140 million miles away from Earth is not currently suitable for human life maybe it was in the past if there are structures there and it met a cataclysmic fate why wouldn't we want to know about this the air lacks enough oxygen and is polluted by harmful gases and radiation the soil is poisonous water which is critical to human survival is currently believed to be trapped beneath the planet's surface and ice deposits more to that surface gravity levels are only 38 percent of current earth gravity light levels stand at 59% of Earth's atmospheric pressure is 100 times lower than...
Earth which falls under the Armstrong limit cosmic radiation levels are much higher hazardous global dust storms threaten life solar wind penetrates the planet due to a lack of suitable magnetic field and there is no natural food source but

musk

has a plan to transform the planet into an earth-like environment this process known as planetary terraforming

will

involve deliberately transforming

Mars

into a planet that supports human life thus making it habitable for men however well it's known that the Red Planet

will

have to be terraformed over time the question of how remains a concern currently that remains a major task considering the lack of existing technologies to terraform the planet many of the presently proposed concepts for terraforming are prohibitive in nature either economically or in terms of natural resource costs for instance temperature

change

s can only be made possible using an induced greenhouse warming process this

will

involve an increase in atmospheric co2 which

will

then force an increase in atmospheric water vapor with

Mars

unable to hold enough co2 to get it warm this seems to be an impossibility at this stage

musk

has suggested doing the unthinkable to the planets poles to release the water trapped underneath the surface many want to believe this was probably a joke considering the catastrophic effects of this action on any current existing life forms on the planet although that plan may be flawed

musk

is yet to state categorically that this

will

...
in fact be the approach of SpaceX to Martian terraforming whatever the case

Mars

remains the closest planet in terms of environment and relative proximity to earth it's believed that it once had an earth-like environment in its early history with a much denser atmosphere and flowing water many have claimed the site donea region and its monuments was beachfront property at one point while these rivers have been lost over time there's always a possibility that they could be induced to return if concentrated greenhouse gases can be induced these could increase its atmospheric pressure which

will

support the presence of flowing surface water indeed although it does pose major challenges

Mars

remains theoretically terraformable and for all we know must continues to work on identifying the best path to this goal number six a lunar base

will

be established first the directive I am signing today

will

refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery said President Trump during the signing of a new NASA directive that compels the space agency to refocus its efforts on the moon in December 2017 he continued it marks a first step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-term exploration and use this time we

will

not only plant our flag and leave our footprints we

will

establish a foundation for an eventual mission to

Mars

and perhaps someday to many worlds beyond the NASA directive is set to send American astronauts...
back to our planets only orbiting satellite the moon once again this

will

make it the first time American astronauts land on the orbiting satellite since the last of six manned

missions

to the moons which culminated in the 1972 mission the idea is that it

will

give the foundation a base needed for further lunar and planetary exploration however before American President Donald Trump signed the new NASA directive that compels the space agency to refocus its efforts on the moon Barack Obama had made an epic speech and

Elon

Musk

had already set the ball rolling provoking American presidents to get involved the SpaceX CEO may be a big dreamer but if he's proven anything to us so far it's that he's not afraid of turning his big dreams into masterful realities we may get to see the pyramids of Cydonia up close one day

Musk

's response to that NASA directive was simple it's high time that

humanity

went beyond Earth we should have a lunar base by now the SpaceX CEO first made public his clear plans of establishing a lunar base sometime soon in September 2017 during the IACC International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide Australia this was made known at the same Congress in which she announced the development of a new rocket the smaller and better VFR he noted that the multi purposeful nature of the VFR gives it an advantage as it can perform every space related task from launching satellites to servicing the space station bringing crew and cargo to the ISS and...
making trips to

Mars

or the moon he then noted this

will

enable the creation of a lunar base as he pointed out during that rousing presentation at the IAC

Musk

's plan is already in motion the BFRs reusable nature and super technologies ensure that it can get to the moon and back and while he's yet to let us in on any plans to establish a solid base there he clearly has plans to send space tourists to the moon and back once the bfr is fully operational number seven the colonization of

Mars

will

cost a fortune it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out just how expensive the planned colonization of

Mars

will

cost space acts and potential future travelers must be prepared to fund this trip or there won't be one by

Musk

's estimates when announcing is 2016 plan to get man to the red planet it

will

hypothetically cost you 10 billion dollars for a single ticket to

Mars

certainly no one

will

be paying that much to visit a barely habitable planet

musk

plans to cut down costs but he still estimates that the BFRO

will

cost SpaceX an estimated ten billion dollars to develop while this number cannot be reduced the plan is to cut down the individual cost of going to

Mars

the announcement of the bfr and the other

spacex

interplanetary spaceships and rockets before it came with the announcement that it

will

be big enough to transport up to 100 people all at once considering that the most persons ever shuttled into space at once is a lowly eight this sounds like a major...
victory but that's not the best part because the bfr

will

be designed to be reusable for multiple trips and eventually strain on the pockets of individual travelers can be reduced to between 100,000 and 200,000 dollars per ticket by his estimates still establishing a full-fledged self-sustaining civilization on

Mars

will

require multiple trips to and from the planet the planet must be fitted with critical infrastructure and technologies numerous flights

will

be needed before the planet may possibly have all the equipment and supplies it needs to sustain human life so even if the rocket costs are pegged at a few hundred thousand dollars per ticket due to its lifecycle and improved and cheaper technology much more funding

will

be required the planet still needs terraforming if life is to be sustained for the long term and with no idea yet which means of terraforming

will

be adopted there's no estimate yet to the cost of that venture the economic feasibility of this plan is still debatable however many agree that this is the next step in human advancement and a very important one at that the fact that everything needed to run a human colony on the planet

will

be supplied from Earth makes it more difficult but

musk

yet again does have a plan the very first ship is to set about finding ways to source for fuel from the planet if that's achieved and water extraction is made possible in no time then the cost of sustaining life on the planet may be much lower in the long...
run for now must continues to seek partnerships and potentially a public-private partnership that

will

make the funding that much more bearable over time number eight we know it's possible because it's already begun we may still be in the planning stages of the entire mission to

Mars

but giant strides are already being made and we're already beginning to see some incredible things one such experience involved watching

Elon

Musk

and SpaceX launch the Falcon Heavy rocket into space in February 2018 but this unmanned rocket was not entirely empty SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy with

Musk

's previous personal Tesla as its major occupant the Tesla itself was fitted with a dummy driver that looks like a spaceman codenamed star man as well as an attached camera to help keep it in sight for as long as possible Falcon Heavy was aimed to shoot beyond Earth's orbit and into Martian orbit unfortunately it overshot its target and is currently on a trajectory of its own orbiting the Sun as of this moment the bright red Tesla and star man the driver which launched SpaceX maiden heavy Falcon rocket mission have made it beyond

Mars

its unique orbit is such that it loops into the Martian orbit in two different locations while also spending some time in Earth's orbit getting as close to the Sun as the earth ever gets given the inherent risks associated with maiden flights launching a valuable spacecraft or satellite was not exactly an option with the Falcon Heavy...
according to

musk

he was not ready to stuff his historic rocket with the typical inert mass payload either hence the decision to pair his personal Tesla Roadster with star men because the duo is a lot more fun although the roadster is currently not on the exact trajectory it's set out for it certainly helps SpaceX move forward with its plans on the one hand they've been able to test their new rocket technology to identify any kinks to the design and structural integrity on the other hand they'll be able to review its flight information to see where they somehow got it wrong with the travel trajectory the lessons from this flight are sure to help SpaceX in its current ongoing construction of the bfr the target remains to have the bfr prototype ready for short flights into space and back soon in

2019

with what we've already witnessed we certainly can't bet against more awesomeness to come number nine what can we look forward to

Elon

Musk

's big dreams does not just stop at establishing a lunar outpost and colonizing

Mars

as is always the case with the SpaceX CEO he continues to look out for possible ways his all new technology can be applied even here on earth to ease human life one of such ways he's identified is the use of the bfr for global transportation yes you heard that right not only does he want to build a reusable rocket for interplanetary transportation

musk

believes that this rocket

will

also become a fixture in everyday transportation...
around the earth it'll be faster than any current means of transport and can take you from one end of the globe to the other in just over half an hour the bfr

will

first shoot beyond the Earth's atmosphere and into space before then making the trip to your location and onto the landing pad according to

musk

this ride

will

be smooth as silk without any air turbulence bad weather or friction well we're yet to get clear details on how this

will

work and the costs associated with it we cannot help thinking of just how revolutionary an idea this is just imagine you can take the eight-hour flight from Paris to New York in just 30 minutes New York to London in 29 minutes New York to Shanghai in 30 minutes Sydney to Zurich in 50 minutes as must wisely noted if we're building this thing to go to the Moon and

Mars

then why not go to other places on earth as well and if we can go to

Mars

or establish the outpost on the moon what's to stop us from reaching even further

Musk

's dream after all is to make us an interplanetary species capable of shuttling from one planet to the next for now though all we can do is sit tight and wait as Moscone is 7000 strong work forces continue in their efforts to take us to the next level of human evolution number ten potential health hazards still abound in one of his IAC presentations

Elon

Musk

noted that those who are ready to risk it all those who are not afraid to die

will

make for the best candidates for his mission to

Mars

...
program well he might have come across as being sarcastic it was most certainly a fair disclaimer we're all aware that the Red Planet is toxic to humans although it may seem slightly like Earth and Composition it is far from anything you've ever had to live with in fact simply getting into space exposes you to certain life hazards before you must deal with the toxic atmosphere present and

Mars

those who choose to go ahead into

Mars

will

be faced with increased levels of radiation that could cause sometimes irreparable damages to the lungs eyes cognitive ability or even lead to cancer the Earth's gravity is also significantly higher than anything you'll be facing out there there is limited gravity in space simply known as microgravity when eventually you arrive on

Mars

you'll also have to deal with only 1/3 of the gravity you fight on earth this means that your muscles

will

have much less work to do as you float your way through space the result is that your muscles

will

be weakened perhaps even atrophied and you'll suffer lots of bone loss speaking of which your heart

will

not be working as much in space as it does on earth this could lead to a decrease in the size of your heart over time but that's far from all you must contend with astronauts have been known to combat with

change

s to their immune system resulting from their prolonged stay in space which increases the odds of falling ill likewise simple illnesses could easily become deadly in...
zero-gravity environment but the risk also goes the other way it is yet unconfirmed whether any life-form exists on the Red Planet if so how do they survive more importantly how

will

human colonization of the planet affect these life-forms as we continue to make strides towards becoming interplanetary in nature these are questions we must answer imagine finding yourself far above Mother Earth's surface and well beyond our thick blue atmosphere imagine looking downwards and seeing for yourself that the earth is nothing but a tiny blue speck in an empty blackness how glorious do you think that experience

will

be the sense of tranquility aw and euphoria that follows

will

be nothing short of majestic now take your imaginations a step further and picture yourself feeling the sharp crystallized sand of the Red Planet a step too far if we are to believe mosque in all of his plans it certainly is not this SpaceX CEO may have a reputation of not always keeping to his proposed timelines but he hardly as a reputation of failure if you want to be part of those who

will

be realizing his Martian dreams with them it's about time you started saving up for the most life-altering human endeavor ever you