A SpaceX drone captured this view of Booster 7 shortly after the check, with the encircling infrastructure not showing worse for put on. In a tweet posted yesterday after the check, Musk said he’s “congenitally optimistic” a few human presence on Mars within the very close to future, saying 5 years from now could be “potential” and 10 years “extremely seemingly.” That people may land on Mars within the 2030s shouldn’t be solely unrealistic; NASA itself, by means of its Moon-to-Mars program, is aiming for a primary touchdown in the course of the late 2030s or early 2040s.
Musk’s feedback are nonetheless deserving of scorn, nevertheless, because the CEO nonetheless insists that Starship can ship a million colonists to Mars by 2050. That will require his firm to move an astounding variety of folks to the Pink Planet in 17 years, assuming a primary touchdown in 2033. Musk has outlined a technique to that impact, but I beg to differ.