Space bases could preserve civilization in WW III: Elon Musk

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He announced that his spaceship to Mars will be ready by next year.

Musk said the goal is to begin a human colony on Mars and the first spaceflights there will begin to plant those seeds.

BFR is SpaceX's privately funded next-generation launch vehicle and spacecraft was announced by Elon Musk in September 2017.

"I think we'll be able to do short flights, up and down flights, some time in the first half of next year", Musk has said.

When questioned about donning the role of the "God-Emperor of Mars" Musk replied that he would rather let the people choose their leader, while he would help in the creation of a simplified law system. Elon Musk has stated that a SpaceX ship is being built exactly for that objective, with the test flights being short, up-and-down trips.

According to Tech Crunch, Musk plans to colonise Mars in the near future in order to prepare for cataclysmic events that could threaten humanity's existence, such as a world war.

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After the BFR comes online, Musk's general plan is to scout Mars, construct a fuel factory there, start sending crews to the planet, and then begin colonization.

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket in February in a dazzling technological feat, its 27 engines lifting a payload weighing tens of thousands of pounds into orbit before catapulting Musk's own Tesla Roadster toward the Red Planet to the tune of David Bowie's "Space Oddity".

Nolan, who produced the short video clip with Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy, said the video is not a promotional TV material about Falcon Heavy.

While the code name of the new device is URM (Under Rocket Mobility), its manoeuvrability and ease of adjustment make it fit for many other applications such as: aeronautical, trains and subways, machinery, tunnel boring machines as well as any other industry that requires very precise and secure working positions.

"It felt extraordinary, thinking about all the people that had contributed to putting this together, and the spirit of it", says Nolan.

Canadian company Creepex is about to deliver the first mechanic creeper specially created to work and inspect the belly of Falcon 9 rockets produced by SpaceX. It has side boosters that are as high as 16-stories and 60-foot leg span. According to the company's website, the BFR will have an updated design over the current Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon, with a single system containing one booster and one ship.

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