The Boeing head is preparing to defeat Elon Musk in the race for Mars.
Boeing was the company that actually helped the United States leave the Soviet Union behind in the first trip to the moon. Now it plans on competing with the likes of Elon Musk of SpaceX.
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This healthy competition will open up a novel period in space trade and tourism. The CEO of Boeing has such a plan in his mind which he elaborated upon at a conference recently.
The whole scheme that the CEO of Boeing wants to turn into a reality is about commercial space travel and world tourism that would take less than 2 minutes between continents. This would be a dream come true were it to occur in reality.
Boeing also wants to be the first company to send human beings to Mars. In this it wants to beat Elon Musk of SpaceX. The CEO of Boeing spoke of how he felt sure that the first person to step on the Martian terrain will emerge from a Boeing spacecraft, according to Bloomberg.
Now this is what we can term “Thinking Big”. Like Musk’s SpaceX, Boeing too wants to make space travel a routine practice. For this a lot of initiative and practicality is needed. It is not accomplished by words alone.
Boeing has its headquarters in Chicago. It is working in tandem with NASA to develop a heavy-lift rocket called the Space Launch System which can get the job done.
Both SpaceX and Boeing are companies which NASA signed contracts with to send astronauts to the ISS. Musk threw the gauntlet when he revealed the SpaceX spacecraft that would outdo the Apollo missions of yore. The goal was to carry over a hundred passengers to Mars.
SpaceX wants to build a transport system for space in the same manner as the Union Pacific railroad was built. Musk wants the tickets to Mars to be so economical as to cost no more than $100,000 per person.
This is a worthy yet unrealistic goal. Boeing built the first Saturn V rocket which has by now become legendary. The CEO of Boeing sees the next decade or two witnessing the rise of space travel on a real-time basis. It is something which has fascinated him since the earliest times.
Hypersonic aircraft which travel at three times the speed of sound are being looked forward to for carrying passengers from here to there and back. Boeing is a space heavyweight and it just might have the will power and chutzpah to beat Elon Musk at his game.