Billionaire technologist and founder of SpaceX Elon Musk has announced plans to construct ‘super heavy spaceports’ to enable interstellar travel as well as to begin hypersonic flights around the earth itself.
As Yahoo News reports:
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is building floating spaceports at sea to launch rockets into space and hypersonic flights around Earth.
In a tweet, Musk confirmed that the development of “floating, superheavy-class” spaceports was underway on offshore sites, in preparation for “hypersonic travel” as well as trips to the moon and Mars.
It follows the posting of job advert for an offshore operations engineer position in Brownsville, Texas.
The job ad, which reinforces the company’s ultimate mission to enable “human life on Mars”, notes that applicants must be “willing to work significant overtime”.
Musk has claimed the planned Hypersonic flights could take a passenger from New York to Shanghai in only 39 minutes.