This past month Elon Musk is claiming he will carry passengers to anywhere on the planet within an hour.
The reusable rockets would apparently have a maximum speed of 27,000 km per hour (16,777 mph), although earth flights would travel at just over 11,250 km per hour (7,000 mph), allowing flights of thousands of miles in as little as 22 minutes. Despite the BFR’s incredible speed the ride would be pretty comfortable, according to Musk.
I don’t know if this is feasible, nor will I argue whether or not I think this is achievable, as anyone can form their own opinion. Elon Musk has a proven track record when it comes to proving everyone wrong.
This will change the aviation industry as we know it.
If we look at a travel time of 30 minutes, Elon Musk’s new global transportation system will save passengers on average 5 hours travel time to a destination. This is a factor of 6 when taking into account global transportation via aviation. This does not even include other forms of transportation that this will disrupt.
The prices for these flights are as low as full fare economy for the same flight on a regular airline. The only thing holding any restrictions to the venture is making sure safety levels are met. That said, flying anywhere in under an hour would be really nice, so I'm pulling for him.
Lastly, evening thinking of the opportunity this opens to businesses like Amazon who could adopt 1 day delivery worldwide. It opens so many opportunities.
Anyone else think BFR probably stands for Big Fucking Rocket?