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Michael Chinea, Writer

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Founded for the sole purpose of getting mankind onto other planets, SpaceX has come a long way and in its path has left many technological advancements. The most well known objective of SpaceX is there plan to have a million people on Mars in the next 40 to 100 years, all thanks to its CEO Elon Musk.

“The most important thing I want to convey in this presentation is that I think we have figured out how to pay for it,” Musk said to Jason Davis from The Planetary Society.

Before people start living on Mars, Musk has set out plans for a private space flight around the moon. A Japanese billionaire among many artists will attend the flight, and possibly Musk himself. The entire arrangement could take place as early as 2023. Many might forget that this is space; it’s not perfectly safe, and nothing is guaranteed.

“This is no walk in the park. When you’re pushing the frontier, it’s not a sure thing.” Musk said to Mike Wall from Space.com.

Another project, one that could revolutionize space travel, are reusable rockets. Most rockets cost billions, are used, and then discarded during a single trip. However, perfectly landing those rockets to be used again could allow for casual space travel one day among everyday people.

“Our goal, just to give you a sense of how reusable we think the design can be — we intend to demonstrate two orbital launches of the same Block 5 vehicle within 24 hours, no later than next year,” Musk said to Wall.

As incredible as all these projects are, it’s all so that even the common man can reach a litter further, explore a greater distance than even our own planet. All this thanks to people like Elon Musk, and the technology that his ambition has led to.

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My name is Michael Chinea and I'm a first year staffer. I love to write outside of school and cats are my favorite animal.

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