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Sep 29, 2017 04:48 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Elon Musk proposes plan to travel anywhere on earth within an hour

The video predicts Journey on “most long distance trips in less than 30 minutes.” Hong Kong to Singapore will take 22 minutes, Los Angeles to Toronto will take 24 minutes, Tokyo to Delhi in 30 minutes

SpaceX Falcon Heavy will be landing on such dronship stationed in the sea
SpaceX Falcon Heavy will be landing on such dronship stationed in the sea

Some ideas may sound crazy, but not if SpaceX CEO Elon Musk utters them.

Speaking at a conference in Australia on Friday, Musk informed that his company has looked into the possibility of transporting people anywhere on earth within an hour. A rocket will be used to shoot passengers into space and then the spacecraft will land on a drone-ship present in the sea.

"The results are quite interesting," CNN quoted Musk speaking while a video played which showed a simulation of how it will work. "The great thing about going to space is there's no friction, so once you're out of the atmosphere...it'll be smooth as silk, there's no weather."

The video shows a rocket blasting off with passengers in New York and landing in Shanghai in 39 minutes. The maximum speed of the spacecraft while the passengers are in transit could be a whopping 27,000 kmph.

The video predicts journeys on “most long-distance trips in less than 30 minutes.” Hong Kong to Singapore will take 22 minutes, Los Angeles to Toronto will take 24 minutes, Tokyo to Delhi in 30 minutes.

SpaceX is currently working on a giant reusable rocketship for its mission to colonise Mars and most likely the construction of BFR—Big Falcon Rocket—which will be used in transporting people from city to city on earth will begin by 2018. Musk said that the company plans to land cargo ship on Mars by 2022.

However, he did not divulge when the ultra-high speed travel could become a reality.

Elon Musk had also envisioned the Hyperloop transport system which could travel people at the speed of more than 1,200 kmph.
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