SpaceX Starship Could Transform Humanity’s Interactions with Mars –Elon Musk

Starship, SpaceX’s ambitious rocket under
development, could have an underestimated effect on society’s interactions with space. The stainless steel rocket is currently in
the prototyping phase, but when complete it’s set to unlock some of SpaceX’s most ambitious
targets. It uses easier-to-harvest rocket fuel, which
could create a planet-hopping network to the moon, Mars and beyond. It can also carry over 100 tons or 100 people
into orbit at once, meaning humans can send more into space than ever before. There’s still a lot of things to take care
of on Earth for SpaceX, and moving to Mars is still a far-fetched idea. But, nothing stops Elon Musk to plan and have
an idea on what it could take to make it a reality. All this adds up to a rocket that could smash
current annual launch metrics, CEO Elon Musk explained via Twitter Thursday, 7th November. The SpaceX Starships will be essential to
the whole process because of their affordability, as well as their capacity for cargo and the
fact they are designed to be reusable. Elon Musk went into a bit more detail about
the timelines and the vehicle requirements to not only reach Mars, but to set up a sustainable
base on the Red Planet that can serve as an actual city, supporting a local population. That’s the long-term vision for Musk and
his space technology company, after all — making humans an interplanetary species. The timeline that Musk mentioned at this time,
replying to followers on Twitter, may be extremely spectacular or extremely formidable, relying
in your perspective. Musk believes that if his SpaceX company ramps
up production on the Starship rockets, it will be able to launch much more payload into
orbit each year. This will be a massive increase from the current
global payload orbit capacity of about 500 tons per year. Around half of this current capacity is completed
by SpaceX’s Falcon family of rockets, which covers the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy. Musk addressed more near-term potential for
SpaceX Starship as well, including how much payload capacity Starship will provide for
Earth orbital transportation. SpaceX Starship’s design is intended to
maximize re-use, and in fact Musk noted that ideally it can fly up to three times per day. That amounts to more than 1,000 flights per
year per Starship, which means that if SpaceX end up with as many Starships as they currently
have built Falcon rockets (around 100) and those can each transport as much as 100 tons
to orbit, then on an annual basis, SpaceX will be able to launch upwards of 10 million
tons to orbit per year. That’s 20,000 times more payload than the
whole planet is sending to space annually right now. That’s a lot of stuff — and it could eventually
pave the way for Musk’s big ambition to build a city on Mars. In this video Engineering Today will discuss
SpaceX’s Starship which could transform humanity’s interactions with space. Why SpaceX wants to send so much stuff to
build the first sustainable city on Mars? Let’s get into details. Expanding humanity’s ability to send stuff
into space could offer new opportunities for the future. Astronauts on the International Space Station
are already regularly sending cargo into space to complete scientific studies. Recent experiments include the first lab-grown
burger grown in microgravity, a biofabrication facility that could help create organ-like
tissues, and slime to create educational videos for Nickelodeon. SpaceX has its own ideas for how it wants
to use the added capacity. It plans to develop SpaceX Starlink, an internet
connectivity constellation that could eventually number 42,000 satellites. Considering the total number of satellites
in space is somewhere around 5,000 it could vastly increase the number of crafts in orbit. Using so many satellites at low altitude could
enable faster response times and higher speeds, while enabling SpaceX to earn more money through
offering internet connection services. SpaceX has in fact already begun deploying
Starlink, and once this system becomes operational the company anticipates that selling broadband
internet from space will generate operating profits to the order of $4 billion per year
by 2021, and as much as $22 billion by 2025 — at 60% operating profit margins. Of course, in order to earn the profits that
will make a mission to Mars possible, SpaceX first has to build the Starlink satellites,
and launch them into orbit. SpaceX’s recently announced and more ambitious
plan to flood the skies with 42,000 Starlinks could become feasible at a rate of 400 Starlinks
per SpaceX Starship launch. Launching twice per month, the 105 launches
necessary could be accomplished in roughly four years. The company isn’t limiting its satellite
ambitions to its own endeavors, though. SpaceX Starship’s first mission is expected
to send a telecommunications satellite into space as early as 2021. Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX vice president of
commercial sales, said in July 2019 that the company will encourage others to get creative
with Starship’s capabilities: “You could potentially recapture a satellite and bring
it down if you wanted to. It’s very similar to the space shuttle bay
in that regard. Humans could even track all this extra stuff
in space with even more satellites. NorthStar wants to send up 40 satellites to
track space debris. This would help scientists better measure
what’s actually floating around up there, avoiding the distortion that comes with measurements
through the atmosphere. Beyond the scientific applications, this could
result in a rush to a newly-expanding market. A June 2018 panel session at the Space Frontier
Foundation’s NewSpace conference discussed how the industry, valued at around $350 billion,
could be worth over $1 trillion in the 2040s. SpaceX’s most ambitious goal is to build
a city on Mars. This could be enabled by a fleet of SpaceX
Starships, all lifting cargo to the planet. Musk claimed that each SpaceX Starship flight
which offers a fully-reusable design, could drop launch prices lower than ever $2 million
— meaning the Mars colonization process will rack up a bill of about $2 billion just
to sending the rockets off to Mars. According to Musk, it would take about 1,000
SpaceX Starship rockets to transport all of the necessary cargo and crew to Mars to start
a city. The fleet would transport around one million
tons of cargo to the planet, which Musk estimates would be enough to develop a self-sustaining
city and set up all the necessary infrastructure to get the city up and running. Then, Musk suggested, Those trips will have
to take place over the course of about 20 years because, as he noted, the planets only
align once every two years to actually facilitate the trips. After carrying an awful lot of cargo, there’s
the task of getting people to Mars. Of course, to set up a permanent, sustainable
city on Mars, we first have to get there with a crewed flight. But before getting to another planet, SpaceX
will have to get to the Moon first. For any mission to Mars, the Moon will serve
as a sort of launch pad — a short jump from Earth before the big jump to the Red Planet. NASA has set 2024 as its goal for Moon milestone,
and SpaceX has said it hopes to land Starship there by as early as 2022. In the past, Musk has discussed crewed Mars
mission also taking place as early as 2024, but that goal seems mighty aspirational from
where we sit today. Musk has a history of making alarming predictions
about his plans to colonize Mars. Notably he has espoused the idea of targeting
nuclear weapons to detonate just above the planet’s ice caps, thereby causing the frozen
water to evaporate releasing CO2 into the air and warming the planet’s surface – rendering
it more habitable for humans. The theory has little scientific grounding
however. A study published in Nature found there is
unlikely to be enough CO2 in Mars’ icecaps to engineer the desired greenhouse effect
and, even if there were, Mars’ atmosphere is constantly leaking into deep space so the
gas would gradually disappear. SpaceX has big plans to meet these lofty goals. It’s aiming to build one new Raptor engine
every day next year, with each SpaceX Starship vessel and Super Heavy booster using around
40 engines total. It’s aiming to build new Starship prototypes
at both its Texas and Florida facilities. All of this is in service of a ship that could
transport 100 humans into space at a time. Space industry venture capitalist Rick Tumlinson
previously told that this could be a major step in humanity’s history. “Even if he doesn’t go to Mars or the
moon, the ability to deliver 100-plus people at a time to orbit, to space itself, is going
to be the beginning of the biggest revolution in the history of humanity, if not life itself,”
Tumlinson said in February 2019. “Having the ability to climb out of the
gravity well of Earth means we have the potential to make life and humanity immortal, unkillable.” That doesn’t mean hopping on the SpaceX
Starship would necessarily be an enticing prospect. Musk himself was keen to stress that the first
humans to make the several-month journey to Mars will be in for a rough ride. “In the beginning, assuming you even make
it there alive, Mars will be far more dangerous & difficult than Earth & take decades of hard
labor to make self-sufficient,” Musk wrote on Thursday, 7th November. “That’s the sales pitch. Want to go?”

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93 thoughts on “SpaceX Starship Could Transform Humanity’s Interactions with Mars –Elon Musk

  1. Why claw your way out of one gravity well just to toss yourself down another? Explore the hell out of Mars….don't colonize it. There's nothing on Mars that can't be found just floating around in orbit.

  2. There is nothing you can do to terraform Mars. Without a magnetic field it’s futile! Sorry, the planet is dead, get used to it! You can Either live underground or in sealed protected domes.

  3. Its crazy to think OF how we Will create marsians as a new race , they will still be humans but will be quite different from us.

    Just thinking about it is really cool

  4. i love when i see that Engineering Today has uploaded another episode. It like Christmas once a week. Please keep it up!!! Thanks. 🙂

  5. @1:04 "And moving to Mars is still a far-fetched idea" re: unrealistic as in no way… far fetched like…
    – landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to earth
    – landing a rocket returning from space upright on a barge, at sea.

  6. This is nothing more than be same BS CGI nonsense NASA Gave us for decades! It’s all a deception! Manipulation! They’ve never gone beyond the upper earths atmosphere! That’s called the Aether, it’s massively huge! but above that is the Firmament, or the Dome! it’s where Heaven IS! and they (NASA) can’t break through anything! So they’ve been lying to the world! these Zionist elite, know exactly what they’ve been doing for decades! It’s always been about the mystery schools of thought! like Freemasonry! the upper higher levels Know the truth of Earth! And have used this knowledge to conceal the truth of our True cosmology! They’re using us like drones and slaves until we die! we’re fighting their Wars! Our children! Not theirs!? the elite bankers of this world control everything! From the cradle to the grave! And liars like Elon Musk are a dime a dozen! Stop believing their scientism garbage of control! Oh the Math proves everything! Hogwash!! It’s all a deception of control!

  7. Of all the videos that is on offer about spacex you’d take some beating, brilliant keep em coming, your sense of logic makes them.

  8. Its funny that there are Bernie Sander supports that are watching this and loving it. Dont they realize none of this would be possible without a free market and even rich people.
    You think Elon would have started this if he wasnt a billionair? Elon has done more in the past 5 years than NASA has done in 50, and yet NASA still relies on private corporations, as they always have.

  9. Yo, I skip about three minutes of every Video… make your Transitions shorter or, at the very least, make them ads. Especially the "intro"

  10. I remember people use to bash this show because of the computer voice. I didn't mind the voice because I've been using for years text to speech. Great show and we all recognize the narrator from other shows

  11. That $2 million price tag was for the life of a rocket in completely re-usable form.

    With mars it's likely one rocket per launch, or maybe a few launches per rocket if they go there and come back (which they likely won't for a while). So the cost to get to mars will be much much more than the $2 million per rocket especially considering you need 4-5 tankers to refill starship for the Mars transfer orbit. That means with fuel alone you are looking at $900,000 per launch, with at least 6 launches minimum (1 to get the starship in orbit, and 4-5 tankers), you are at at least $5.4 million just in fuel alone.

    I'm guessing the cost to go to mars will be somewhere along the lines of $100-200 million per rocket after all is said and done.

  12. Eventually there IS going to be a collision between so many satellites maybe even on a launch!

  13. They will need a lot of stuff there to survive, 20 or so robots to construct fuel and oxygen generators a d build the establishment before the arrival of humans and finally sort out the gravity deficiency during transit.

  14. I know about building a city on Mars
    When I was a kid me and Monty Beck
    built a fort on the hill in the Beck’s back yard
    We kept improving it just like Musk does with his
    Crew Capsule / Starship / Hyperloop / Tesla Battery

  15. I will be using Starlink at my Cattle Ranch on Mars
    The cattle will walk around in a real net green house
    eating grass from the vertical farm set-up – I hope to
    open up a chain of BBQ Grill Roadhouses serving
    some terrific recipes for Wagyu Kobe Tri Tip & Shrimp
    Thai Tri Tip –
    Thai Tri Tip Videos –

  16. Individuals who are committed to fly off into space will be betting their life that going to the moon and colonizing Mars is feasible, because they may not survive that well, based on the present scientific evidence and knowledge of the circumstances dealing with humans in space, most likely is a 50/50 gamble. However, future technology could be a game changer.

  17. We depend on a whole ecosystem and geology to survive. And we do not even fully understand it. I don't see how we can have an autonomous colony on Mars. We couldn't even get the " biosphere" experiment to work.

  18. This guy is simply reading what other people already wrote, repeating same bs.
    Up to 3 starts per day = 1000 starts a year ? 😀 It's like saying that if i can drive 850km (500 miles) in one day then i can drive 300,000 km per year.
    100 ton = 100 people ? Only when they are already dead or in induced coma state. 1 ton is 1 m^3 of water. Your room is probably somewhere around 45m^3 of space and WHOLE cargo volume of starship is about 1000 m^3

    Stopped watching after 3 minutes 😛

  19. I think Musk will actually be sending Tesla powerpacks to the Moon first, with automated photovoltaic cells.
    Then come the Boring Company boring machines, which dig massive underground habitats for humans to populate, long before we even GET there.

    We can even refine the moon's naturally occurring mineral deposits to create the necessary resources for the manufacturing of more equipment in situ.

    Colonizing the surface of Luna or Mars is a sucker's game just for the radiation alone. But a couple meters down, no radiation penetrates. Also makes it harder for atmosphere to escape too.

  20. I think all tthe space hype is great, but I hate it when they speak as if everything with this starship is or has already worked. Its still a prototype and has never flown once! This type of re-entry has never been tried either. I just think everything is way overly optimistic about how and when this will all actually go down. There's been Idk how many different changes in the design already and they still havent even figured out how it will do….I really think this mars mission is way way b4 its time…its really only novel dream for the near future just to go to mars , forget about trying to colonize it. And btw how does setting off a nuclear weapon on mars make it more habitable? It may warm the planet just a little but remember mars is a dusty windy planet. So if they did that it would really just add another hurdle to get over to figure what else the nuclear weapon idea could affect the planet (I.e. radiated particles ) …



  23. It's just a hunch, but I think humans can endure Mars gravity. In a few generations, Martians will be a human subspecies, much larger than humans, with less bone mass. They may be giants incapable of moving back to earth.
    The Expanse may be a prescient work.

  24. I bet there's plenty of people in prison on Earth that would take a chance and go to Mars if they were given their freedom be a good way to get Workers Maybe?

  25. Just a clarification on the $2M price quote, I saw the original on the Air Force jobs fair day interview, and the $2M was operational costs for around 100 tons to low earth deployment or rendezvous, plus about $7-900,000 for fuel. That $3M is about six times what you would expect to pay for an equivalent Seattle-Australia charter on a commercial airliner. Still expensive, but…

  26. With this big mouth on spaceship it could fly around and eat all the space junk like a fish – and dump it over Kim Jungs head

  27. Other humans are humans biggest threat. Going to mars a HUGE waste of money. Feed hungry children. House vets. Fixing shit here is the clear winning idea.

  28. …i COULD too travel to mars sitting on the very tip of the rocket like, i COULD be waiting for liftoff departure sitting at the beach, in my home town 👽

  29. 7:51 "For any mission to Mars, the Moon will serve as a sort of launch pad"

    WHAT? Thats plain wrong!

    If you use aerocapture you could actually need LESS Energy to go to mars surface then to the moon one. I'm suprissed that you dont know such elementar things…
    Yes, you could go first to the moon (at different missions) – but more because thats a faster trip not because its chaper or more easy (and trump will pay some money for such a mission).
    But for the rest the moon is just a great detour…


  30. SpaceX Starship could transform humanity, if SpaceX
    could succeed in bringing the passengers up to the
    Starship cabin. They don't know how. They don't have
    the slightest idea how passengers can get into the
    Starship, which is 120 meters upright.

  31. SpaceX👍🚀Launching mobile satellites to fill a Void that 2 big c/os have had all the MONOPOLY on😳
    Meanwhile in China they have 2 Satellites Experimenting on a NEW Quantum Internet😳 The Quiver Effect This internet is OLD
    1 vibrates the other sincs in & d/loads transmits on a network unhackable light speed data ? something something dark side🌘
    by 2025 houses will own quantum computers yep as i thought all going to plan🥇👍👩‍🔬🎥🐨MARS Fantasy Talk that's all 2050 maybe 🤷‍♂️
    This will be the END of silicon chips as we know in CPU manuf the next cycle is Atom all new 🍦<lick that


  33. well instead of launch9ing nukes at the caps of mars, why not make an automated system to reach beyond it and collect asteroids from the belt… it may take a while to find many with frozen water on them, and their are many other possible issues… but aerial bombardment from space with frozen ice asteroids may help put more co2 in the atmosphere there. if not water and the elements needed to produce oxygen… if we can make a ship that can collect satelites, is this not what it will eventually become anyhow…a system to retrieve asteroids for raw materials the beginning … to reform mars into a more habitable world. glad i had an opportunity to share the idea..peace

  34. Competition NONE. I doubt Elon would actually be crazy enough to use Nukes on Mars. All the ground water would become radioactive. Much better to drop asteroids onto the ice plains. The impact would have the same effect as a nuke without the nuclear fallout. Keep lobbing comets and other icy asteroids to add additional water and mass the Mars.

  35. The 2M is operational cost, not the cost of Starship.

    Also, It should be considerated that even sending starships to mars, the heavy booster is still reusable.

    So, the cost to be considered is =2M+ (starship cost) + (refuelling cost for starship [probably 3M]) + (whatever material they are sending)

  36. How about the real tesla car in imagery space,how about thermosphere,if there even is that?? All metals melt in there,its 2000 degrees temp. Nasa pigs lies about everything. Iss is International Swimming Station. All lies,folks.

  37. Funny. Werhnern Von Braun, the Opperation Paperclip Nazi founder of NASA, has a book called Project Mars, and his uberman hero in this predictive programming exercise… the captain for his rocket to Mars, who also was the governor or leader once on Mars, had a familiar name… ELON!
    You can't make this shit up!
    We've been played. It's up to you to call bullshit!

  38. BULL SHIIIIT believe in cartoons if ya like i choose not too.They cant even get street lights to work right lose cell signal all the time. Which is ground based same as doppler

  39. with the amount of storms on mars Id have some kind of protection for the solar panels coz your gonna have to clean those panels a lot. AND youd have to be able to anchor everything to the ground from storms includidg the solar panels. But wait Mars with no decent gravity or ANYTHING…..come on aliens didnt bypass mars for nothing and come to earth…….we need to invent artificial gravity and aim for a further planet

  40. Actually no, you do not need a manned flight to Mars first at all. In fact, the first manned flight most likely is a one-way trip. Meaning, the permanent base needs to be already present or it will fail. People underestimate the huge challenge it is to ACTUALLY put mankind on Mars. As much as I like Elon Musk's ambition, his target dates and goals are ridiculously optimistic. It borders on fraud really. You can't talk about manned flights within two years, when you do not have the go-ahead from NASA to even attempt a manned flight, due to lacking quality standards NASA deems necessary. The most recent failures also definitely caused a delay in manned flights, pushing it closer to 2030 really in terms of Mars, let alone the moon.

  41. No, spaceX will not "have to get to the moon first". there is no point to make a moon stop on your way other than wasting fuel.

  42. what a fucking joke. we cant even get into space let alone mars. how dumb are people? nothing but cgi of all space shit. nasa lost hangers full of "moon landing telemetry"
    nasa says we dont have the tech to go back then they say they cant get past the van allen belts. you want me to believe we can get to mars?
    sorry, im not fucking retarded
    fake telsa floating in space, jesus christ. if you fall for that shit you really must have a hard time doing simple math

  43. Can you do a review of that new scifi show on Apple+ TV? It's called "For All Mankind" and it gives an alternate history for the Apollo program, which takes humanity on a journey out into the solar system much sooner. Try watching it, because it's got a rather realistic feel to it, like the Apollo 13 movie and other similar space dramas. You could maybe evaluate the realism of their spaceflight technologies, missions and achievements.

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