In a somewhat disjointed presentation at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, on September 29, Musk outlined an edited version of his original scheme.
Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, on September 29, 2017, Elon Musk outlines SpaceX's latest plans for beyond Earth.
If SpaceX meets that deadline, Musk says the company would next aim to launch four vehicles in 2024: two containing cargo, and two containing crew.
Musk is known for being ambitious; SpaceX is the first company to reliably reuse portions of rockets, Tesla’s electric cars (models S3X and the forthcoming Y) have waiting lists several years long, and the Hyperloop—which could whittle travel time between San Francisco and Los Angeles to a paltry 45 minutes—is in development.
The science and engineering are set on solid foundations, and already, Braun notes that SpaceX has achieved portions of the plan that once sounded beyond bold, such as reusable rocket boosters.