Elon Musk’s elaboration in the multiple-use missile sphere is based on Soviet technologies, said Russia’s leading builder of launch systems, deputy director of the Roscosmos Research Institute, one of the leading missile ideologues and builders of the Angara generation, Alexandr Medvedev.
“All of these dynamic rocket systems and parachute systems actually came into being in our country, and then the Americans did it all successfully. What has been done by Musk for many decades has been studied and proposed by scientists, Russian engineers and builders,” Medvedev told a scientific conference in Moscow.
In September 2016, the SpaceX leader told the world about his far-reaching plans for the colonization of Mars, in which he planned to craft a superheated rocket and an entire fleet of a thousand interplanetary spacecraft that would be used by multiple pilots and should carry around one million people to Mars by the end of the century.
The main objective of the whole process, according to Musk himself, will be the creation on Mars of an autonomous city independent of the Earth, with a population of more than one million people, that would be self-sufficient in all that is necessary for life and a true society like the one existing on Earth.
This comes as Jim Bridenstine, chief of the Space Agency, recently stated that his priorities for NASA are moving forward.
According to the website Space.com , Bridenstine believes that it is possible to start a commercial flight to the moon, especially if you analyze the history of the Space Agency and note everything that was already done and conquered by humanity at that time.
From this point of view, Bridenstine reports that NASA should have pursued this idea and seized that opportunity a decade ago, so he is advising President Donald Trump to return the astronauts to the moon in order to obtain more information than they have obtained previously, seeking new discoveries and as a way to further points in the Solar System.