Research

Elon Musk says SpaceX could start testing Mars rockets in early 2019

Elon Musk says SpaceX could start testing Mars rockets in early 2019

The Falcon Heavy is SpaceX's most powerful rocket, and is created to take payloads to deep space, such as a future Mars mission.

Soon after Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla made a surprise appearance at the SXSW 2018 Westworld panel, he posted the video about the inaugural Falcon Heavy launch from the Westworld creators in two parts on Instagram.

"There are a lot of bad things happening all over the world, all of the time", Musk said, referring to the launch of Falcon Heavy. In fact, Falcon Heavy is 2 times more powerful than the previous most powerful rocket. With the ability to lift into orbit almost 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)-a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel-Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Falcon Heavy put a Tesla Roadster and its passenger, Starman, into orbit around the sun. On the other hand, the main booster, which was set to land on a barge in the middle of the ocean, closely missed its landing site and plunged into the water.

More news: Tori Spelling Cops Called to Check on Her ... Husband Concerned

He teased one Twitter user before the show that his free ticket to see the billionaire exec would be "worth every penny" and indulged his audience with jokes and answers to unrelated questions, such as who inspires him - Fred Astaire and Kanye West.

Elon Musk announced Sunday plans for his Mars spaceship to be ready for trips to the red planet by early-to-mid 2019, according to news reports.


  • What channel is 2018 Selection Sunday Show on?

    This is the eighth straight year of Turner Sports and CBS Sports' marriage of broadcasting the NCAA Tournament . The jigsaw puzzle known as the NCAA Tournament is starting to come together as conference tournaments conclude.
    Musk Invites Trump to Prod China Over Auto Trade Practices

    Musk Invites Trump to Prod China Over Auto Trade Practices

    The Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce did not immediately respond to calls and faxed requests for comment. While Trump's tariffs only apply to steel and aluminum , this could be expanded at some point in the future.
    WWE Fastlane 2018: Full match card

    WWE Fastlane 2018: Full match card

    Especially for someone like me, who thinks they have finally gotten into the same stream of consciousness as the WWE writers room. Their feud over the United States Championship has yet to get going and will probably continue through to WrestleMania .
  • Doctors in Canada reject pay hike: 'We already make too much money'

    Doctors in Canada reject pay hike: 'We already make too much money'

    Their cry for fairer distribution of government funding comes at a time when the healthcare system is under intense scrutiny. The province has cut fees twice in three years and the association still has not negotiated a contract with the province.
    Barcelona confirm £35m deal for Gremio star Arthur

    Barcelona confirm £35m deal for Gremio star Arthur

    The Brazilian started his career in 2008 in the youth teams at Goiás Esporte Clube before moving on to Porto Alegre club Gremio in 2010.
    SNL: Robert Mueller Can't Commit to Collusion in The Bachelor Spoof

    SNL: Robert Mueller Can't Commit to Collusion in The Bachelor Spoof

    Brown , who poked fun at his own show, This Is Us , and the groundbreaking box-office hit movie he also appears in, Black Panther , throughout the night.
  • Trump rallies Republicans in Pennsylvania

    Trump rallies Republicans in Pennsylvania

    In addition to the tariff rollout, his White House was buoyed by a stronger-than-expected jobs report, which Mr. Trump said Peña Nieto asked him on the call to affirm Mexico's position that it would not pay for the wall.
    Canada clinch double gold at World Junior Curling Championships

    Canada clinch double gold at World Junior Curling Championships

    Team Canada stayed calm and collected to defeat Sweden, the defending world champs, 7-4 in the final game on Saturday. China beat Norway 11-5 in the bronze-medal game, a first at this level for the Chinese Federation.
    No Brexit progress without Irish border solution — EU's Tusk

    No Brexit progress without Irish border solution — EU's Tusk

    In a position paper, ministers said they did not envisage CCTV cameras or number-plate recognition technology around the border. Mr Tusk said a free trade agreement can cover trade in goods, but this would not apply to services.
  • Rabada takes three quick wickets to leave Australia reeling

    But Tim Paine scored 36 runs as Australia added 61 runs for the last two wickets to the frustration of home side. In Rabada's next over Shaun Marsh was beaten by a ball which swung into his pads and was also leg before.
    GOP Sen. Johnson: 'I would' back bill opposing tariffs

    GOP Sen. Johnson: 'I would' back bill opposing tariffs

    Economic analysts warn that a trade dispute sparked by the tariffs could damage communities that backed the president in 2016. Trump said he was "defending America's national security" by imposing the tariffs.
    Trump Says Cohn Might Return Someday to His Administration

    Trump Says Cohn Might Return Someday to His Administration

    Following the news, the USA dollar weakened, while an exchange-traded fund tracking the broad market S&P 500 dipped 1 per cent. The Canadian dollar fell 0.5 percent to C$1.2935 per dollar while the Mexican peso weakened 0.6 percent to 18.86 to the dollar.