According to reports, at 3:22 p.m. on May 30 this year, space X’s manned dragon spacecraft successfully sent two NASA astronauts, Bob benken and Doug Hurley, to the international space station.
Elon Musk, the founder of space X, said that their next priority is to speed up the development of starship spacecraft to send humans to the moon and Mars.
You know, the Starship spaceship and super heavy rocket developed by space X are reusable. You can imagine the significance of success. A starship is like an airliner. It can carry 100 people at a time.
However, at the beginning, the progress of the star ship project was not smooth. First, in February and April of this year, two “star ships” had an explosion when they were injected with liquid nitrogen, which directly destroyed all four “star ships”. Moreover, the fourth prototype Sn4 of dragon spacecraft also exploded the day before its launch.
Although these explosions have dealt a great blow to the space X researchers, they have made great efforts to face the difficulties, adjust their mentality and be ready to solve the problems.
In Musk’s plan, he will first launch the successful and no problem starship into orbit, and then add fuel to it through six refueling starships. Finally, he will send the Starship to Mars, and install the living quarters and various cabin facilities.
In 2020, that is, this year, space X will complete its first orbit test; in 2022, it will launch a cargo spacecraft to Mars to transport materials and some infrastructure to Mars first; in 2024, it will launch the first manned spacecraft; in 2025, it will initially build Mars into a permanent settlement.
Musk once said:
“The door to Mars is open. And I think we should do our best to be a multi planet species, and we should do it now. “
Musk wants to send 1000 people to Mars in 2030, and turn 1000 to 1 million in 2050. Although his “interstellar species project” seems to have a very big brain hole, and the probability of success is extremely small, how many people dream of it!
Xiaobian thinks that according to our current level, it is still very difficult for human beings to successfully land on Mars before 2050. Because in the era of human interstellar migration, scientific researchers need to make greater technological breakthroughs in interstellar spacecraft. Although musk is very strong, judging from the current rocket manufacturing technology, we still need to overcome many problems to make breakthroughs.
Even if human beings can successfully land on Mars, there is only a desolation and nothing on Mars. The problems of energy supply for human beings on Mars, the utilization rate of the sun on Mars, water, oxygen, building materials, and how to avoid being damaged by cosmic radiation need to be solved through very rigorous research and experiments.
But anyway, we still hope that scientists can find a new home for human beings, so let’s wait and see! Maybe you will be lucky to be one of the 1 million people in the future.
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