Tonight Elon Musk of SpaceX gave a speech about SpaceX’s vision of their next generation of rockets, the ones that can not only launch satellites ten times larger than the current ones, but which can also let us build a moon base and start going to Mars as early as 2024. (Which might be just a touch aggressively optimistic, but at least they’re trying.)
This next generation, bigger than the Falcon Heavy, bigger than the Saturn V, but 100% reusable an a 100 times cheaper than current rockets, is being referred to as the “BFR.” I’ll leave figuring out what that stands for as an exercise to the student.
I want one. Now. Really, really badly.
I urge you to find the full speech when it’s put up on YouTube later tonight or tomorrow. Meanwhile, here are SpaceX’s tweets that accompanied the speech:
I’m ready to go!