The founder of the private company SpaceX, Elon Musk believes that the project of flying to a natural satellite of our planet can be performed in a fairly short time.
Elon Musk plans that his team can land a spacecraft with a mission and crew on the moon in early 2021. Musk said about it in an interview with Time.
“It sounds rather strange, but I think that we can land on the Moon in less than two years. A ship without people can land on the Moon in two years” – Musk said.
SpaceX is building a reusable rocket Super Heavy and Starship for the flight to the moon and, possibly, beyond it. It should be the most powerful and most technologically advanced rocket production. At the same time, Musk added that he plans to build a lunar base for various studies like those that work in Antarctica.
“We really want to have a vehicle capable of sending as many payloads to the Moon or Mars as there is enough for a full base on the Moon. A permanently occupied lunar base would be incredible,” – Musk said.
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