Sometimes bigger is better, according to Elon Musk. While speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, the SpaceX CEO dropped a metric ton of new information about his plans to get our collective asses to Mars. The centerpiece of said plan, which he hopes to execute by 2024, is a massive new interplanetary transport system, codenamed the “BFR,” which we can only assume shares its first two initials with Doom‘s infamous BFG 9000. (For the sake of decency, we’ll paraphrase it here to mean “Big Freakin’ Rocket.”)
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg on today’s episode of Muskwatch. As you’ll see in the video above, we’re diving deep into Musk’s plans for Mars, his long-simmering moon base, everything you need to know about SpaceX’s BFR, how Tesla is making a difference in Puerto Rico hurricane relief, and much more.
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