On Saturday, Elon Musk posted a video on Twitter giving us a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of SpaceX. The video features shots of people working on both the inside and outside of multiple rockets at the Falcon Factory in Hawthorne, California. It also features some gorgeous frames of the technology, which Musks intends will help democratize space travel.
Hawthorne, California pic.twitter.com/d5qRlN0XQ7
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 16, 2017
An earlier tweet gave us an update on Musk’s plan to make humanity a “a space-bearing civilization and a multi-planetary species” by colonizing Mars. Although it provides insight into his logic and initial ideas, Musk did reveal on Twitter that there are “Major changes to the plan coming soon.”
Colonizing Mars (thanks Prof Hubbard for creating this from my talk). Major changes to the plan coming soon. https://t.co/s59qMHUj5O
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 17, 2017
Musk’s SpaceX company is one of many currently developing the next generation of rockets. Thus far, these models appear primed to be cheaper alternatives to traditional space travel. One company, Blue Origin, similarly to Musk, is working on reusable rockets and another company, Rocket Lab (who recently had a successful launch), are aiming to create unprecedentedly cheap rockets capable of making frequent trips to space.