SpaceX’s Elon Musk on ‘SpaceX’ to be a ‘revolutionary’ space company
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed the company plans to create a company that will revolutionize the space industry.
Musk said during a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt on Tuesday that the company will focus on the development of a “revolutionary” space technology, one that could be used to colonise other planets.
“We’re going to be creating a space company that has the ability to colonize other planets,” Musk said.
“It has a lot of potential, but we’re going start with Mars and build up.”
Musk also talked about the launch of the company’s first Falcon 9 rocket, which was launched in January and landed on the International Space Station on February 16.
The company will then launch a number of satellites and launch vehicles that will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Musky’s comments come after he announced a deal with SpaceX to build a rocket that would be able to take humans to the International Mars Station, a feat previously accomplished by the Soviet Union.
“SpaceX is one of the few companies that can actually put people on the Moon and Mars, and we can put them in orbit and return them safely back to Earth,” Musk told TechCrunch.
“That is the big thing we need to get to.
We’re not going to get there with one rocket, we need several.”
He added that he believed the company could use the space station to test its technology.
“I think we’ll be able do something pretty cool,” Musk added.
“I think it’s going to change the world for the better.”