Soon after the publication of the scandalous message about “leaving Twitter,” eccentric billionaire Ilon Musk resumed his activity in the popular microblogging service. One of the subscribers of the businessman asked when it would be possible to buy a ticket to Mars – and almost immediately received an answer to his question from the head of SpaceX.
A few hours ago, Musk posted a tweet in which he reported on the acceleration of the development of the interplanetary spacecraft Starship. To the question when it will be possible to reserve seats, he replied: “After the starship returns from orbit”. Earlier, the founder of SpaceX said that the “Star Ship” has a 60% chance of going into orbit by 2020. The cargo mission to Mars is scheduled for 2022, and the first crew will be sent to the Red Planet in 2024.
Earlier, the Starship spacecraft worth several billion dollars passed the pre-launch tests , during which the company's engineers tested the stability of the structure to high temperatures. It is expected that the cost of interplanetary travel will cost the first passengers in the amount of about half a million dollars , and in the case of setting the route to the stream can be reduced to $ 100,000.