SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, wants to take you to the Moon and settle you on the Mars. Yes, that's where the future is, and this is no fantasy fiction. Even the greatest scientist of our era, Stephen Hawking has said that within 30 years human beings will have to find some other planet if they want to avoid being wiped out by over population, pollution and climate change, writes The Telegraph, UK.
SpaceX is an organisation that looks beyond just the rocket and satellite launches, it wants to send you to the space as a tourist. It is making space travel easier and within budget, all thanks to the visionary US Billionaire, Elon Musk.
The NASA, with an aim to reduce the space exploration burden from the government, is promoting private players to take over and co-operate for its various space exploration programs.
SpaceX is researching and developing low cost Dragon Spacecrafts and Falcon Reusable Rockets with a clear goal of sending manned mission to the Moon and the Mars by 2020, reports The Telegraph, UK.
On 14 August 2017 itself, SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket delivered Dragon Spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Keep reading to know why SpaceX is the future of space travel and how it will surpass NASA.
Elon Musk, a South Africa born US-Canadian entrepreneur is currently heading three future driven companies - SpaceX, Tesla and Solar City. Elon was the co-founder of PayPal until he developed a keen interest in space with a resolve to change the world and humanity, writes Wikipedia. Elon has also envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop and a supersonic jet aircraft.
So, further are the reasons why SpaceX can overtake NASA in future.
SpaceX shot ahead of the competition in 2010 when it became the first private venture to launch a craft that circled the globe, sending up a Dragon capsule that went twice around the world before parachuting back into the Pacific Ocean. That was a crucial step for the company on its path to send a manned craft into the space.
Elon Musk, being an Engineer, has taught himself Rocket Science in an attempt to master the art. He's self-taught in most of the ventures he has started.
SpaceX is attempting to build 4,000 broadband satellites and launch them into the space for the purpose of enabling global internet access, that's way beyond NASA's capacity, writes airows.com.
SpaceX has moved beyond the NASA by making the launching and landings completely automatic.
In the image - Falcon 9 Rocket.
Elon Musk is constantly testing and flying its rocket that will fly people to the Mars. Even the NASA has now stepped in to support SpaceX, by sharing technology.
SpaceX's ultimate goal is to ferry people on the MCT (Mars Colonial Transporter) to the Mars colony for as little as $500,000 per person. Sounds crazy, but it's possible.
In the image - The Dragon Spacecraft.
SpaceX's first rocket, the Falcon 1, failed to reach orbit three out of five attempted launches.
They succeeded on their fourth launch but came very close to running out of cash. But they never gave up and today they are out to make history!
They are the first private company to send a rocket into the space and back!
In the Image - The Falcon Heavy Rocket.
SpaceX, in an attempt to colonize the Mars, is first trying to find out whether there is some sign of life on the Mars. For this, the company has invested 400 million dollars.
The company is now aiming to become the first to dock a commercial space capsule to the International Space Station.
Why will SpaceX overtake NASA? Because NASA wants that. NASA has recently given SpaceX 800 million Dollars to continue with its research and manufacturing.
Interestingly, Elon Musk wants to be the first private entrepreneur to send a man into space.
SpaceX wants to send a man on moon by 2020, if all goes according to the plan.
SpaceX also wants to send a man on the Mars by 2020 and establish a colony by 2030.
Anything is possible!
All these ambitions sounds like it will take SpaceX ahead of NASA in the near future. The first and foremost reason, NASA is supporting them and second they are thinking beyond NASA. And the third most important reason is - Elon Musk.
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