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Us company SpaceX billionaire Elon musk is going to create a floating offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico in Texas to launch rockets to the moon and Mars. This was reported by the newspaper Independent.
It is clarified that with such a spaceport will be carried out not only to launch rockets to the moon and Mars, but hypersonic flight around the Earth.
According to preliminary data, SpaceX is going to build a floating platform for launching heavy reusable spacecraft Starship. Such flights will allow you to move between continents in just 30-40 minutes.
In January, Musk said that he planned to send to Mars million people by 2050. He expects that by the middle of this century on this planet can take on average three ships a day.
In September 2019 Elon Musk unveiled a prototype of a reusable space vehicle capable of carrying cargo and astronauts to Mars and the moon. The spacecraft called the Starship. Its length is 50 meters, and the weight excluding fuel and cargo of about 120 tons. During the presentation, Musk said that Starship, capable of carrying up to 100 people can be the basis for the colonization of Mars and the moon.
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