After Elon Musk and SpaceX set about conquering space – the key to success – they took on a new serious challenge: to offer superfast flights connecting the major capitals of the world. To carry out this completely insane project, the space company intends to force the general public to fly not on a supersonic aircraft, but on board their rockets!
Paris and New York connected in half an hour
If Concorde was able to connect Paris and New York in just 3 hours, SpaceX intends to raise the bar a little higher by offering flights that connect the two cities… in about thirty minutes. Long-haul flights of a different kind that will make their passengers take off at a speed of 27,000 km / h!
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In an interview with RTL, Gwynn Shotwell, President of SpaceX, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to bringing these flights to the general public and revealed a little more about this major project. Launched by 2027, Starship rockets will be able to accommodate almost a hundred passengers, and takeoffs are planned from platforms in the open sea.
It remains to be seen whether this crazy project will be implemented, especially since the environmental issue will be relevant as never before.