SpaceX projects in addition to the colonization of Mars also intends to organize a transcontinental space transportation with the powerful hypersonic missiles.
For the first time this idea was proposed by Elon Musk during the presentation in 2017. The essence of the project is that with floating cosmodrome launched hypersonic missile with passengers – for example, from the waters of new York city and half an hour later lands on the same floating platform, but it’s not far from Shanghai. We are talking about the rocket company BFR.
Musk insists that this is more than just a concept in connection with SpaceX in the near future will begin to build the infrastructure and test the necessary technologies in transport.
Not to be unfounded, Musk posted on his Twitter list of vacancies, including “engineer operations in the open sea.” Candidate requirements – “the ability to work as part of a group of engineers and technicians for the design and construction of an offshore rocket launch complex”.
Musk said that the launch sites will be used upgraded oil platforms, to get to where you can use the Hyperloop. In his highly optimistic estimates, hypersonic transcontinental flights could begin in 2-3 years.
Source — SpaceX