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SpaceX’s Starship Can Land On Moon By 2021, Elon Musk Says

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SpaceX's Starship Can Land On Moon By 2021, Elon Musk Says

If you have been living on Earth and are aware of Elon Musk, you are most likely to know of the SpaceX’s Starship project launched by him. In a recently issued report, Musk said that Starship is most likely going to land on the moon by 2021 following which his plans include a manned moon mission.

Musk has already made a considerate estimate around this succeeding project involving a manned Moon mission in a SpaceX vehicle. He believes that the same can be done within 2023. This is a year prior to NASA’s plan of sending a crew of astronauts to the Moon as part of their Artemis program.

He made statements:

“This is gonna sound pretty crazy, but I think we could land on the moon in less than two years,” the SpaceX boss told Time. “Certainly with an uncrewed vehicle I believe we could land on the moon in two years. So then maybe within a year or two of that we could be sending crew. I would say four years at the outside.”

When asked whom he meant by “we,” Musk said he wasn’t sure at the moment, explaining, “If it were to take longer to convince NASA and the authorities that we can do it versus just doing it, then we might just do it. It may literally be easier to just land Starship on the moon than try to convince NASA that we can.”

Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator suggested saying that that agency is currently thinking of making use of a third-party rocket like that of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to bring the crew to the lunar surface but then later clarified stating that they are planning the usage of the new Space Launch System by NASA in their Artemis program.

Drawing cues and insights from NASA’s program, the space enthusiast, Elon Musk believes that the best way to go around with it is to just do it. The main reason why he believes so is because of the fact that the process of approval and qualification of each of the new spacecraft to fly the NASA missions can often take months or even a year.

There are a few of the SpaceX projects which are still struggling with some of the setbacks around and even the Starship prototype did experience a fireball issue upon the testing.

The prototype didn’t necessarily experience any kind of major damage as such but the same has effectively delayed the plans of Starhopper to lift off the ground and then go around for a test around. The process is still ongoing and Musk himself is putting in all the efforts to make his ideologies a grand success.

 

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