Elon Musk's SpaceX project is already stirring interest in space travel again. His plan is based largely on a spacecraft Musk named the Falcon 9. Falcon 9, unlike all previous space vehicles, is recoverable and reusable with a bit of refurbishment after a flight into deep space. This is a first in space travel. It will also be far more fuel efficient than previous manned space flights.
Every recovered Falcon 9 brings mankind closer to an affordable Mars voyage for those adventurous people willing to relocate to another planet, according to the Observer. Elon Musk believes that once he perfects the development of the recoverable and reusable spacecraft, he can offer tickets to Mars for $500,000 each, according to Popular Mechanics.
Ron Howard is very excited to produce the National Geographic miniseries. Howard is also very enthusiastic about depicting Mr. Musk's plan to colonize the red planet within the decade. The show should be something quite unique. Depicting a history that hasn't happened yet but probably will is something that is not often done. Mars is a series depicting events that are planned, and while the characters in the dramatization are fictional, they represent real people who will be the first passengers to travel to Mars as Howard told USA Today.
"It is a tremendous opportunity for us and one that we're pouring all of our energy behind, and hoping to help be the innovators of something really original and dynamic for television."
Elon Musk is making travel to Mars both possible and affordable, at least for some people who would really like to live there. The price of $500,000 each isn't cheap, but it is a lot less than the cost of space travel in the past. In the future, Mr. Musk says the price will plummet as SpaceX continues to work on affordability.
Ron Howard's Mars, which will depict Elon Musk's first SpaceX Voyage to Mars, airs in November on the National Geographic Channel.
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