"If we are building this thing to go to the Moon and Mars, then why not go to other places on Earth as well". Musk said. "So we looked at that, and the results are quite interesting".
Musk - who is also the man behind Tesla electric cars - told the conference he plans to make fuel on Mars so he can land rockets there and fly them back to Earth. Then the city-building begins.
On Friday, Musksaid a smaller vehicle still could get people to Mars, while also being useful for missions in Earth orbit. Musk is founder of Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, a California-based space transport and aerospace manufacturer.
Aerospace giant Boeing has also said it wants the first person to set foot on Mars to get there on one of its rockets.
He envisions the rockets enabling SpaceX to eventually establish a lunar base, which he dubbed "Moon Base Alpha".
A video illustrating the idea showed passengers taking a large boat from a dock in New York City to reach the floating launchpad. In a demo video, people took a ferry from NY to the BFR, which then shot into a low orbit to reach Shanghai.
The team aims to have the BFR built and ready for launch within five years, setting itself a 2022 target.
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He added that by developing one ship - the BFR - which can go to Mars as well as take people around the world, it would make the project affordable for the company and the customers.
"We believe we can build BFR with the revenue we receive from launching satellites and servicing the space station".
Unlike the Mars missions, Musk didn't offer any indication of when these super-fast journeys could become a reality.
It has always been his ambition to put people on Mars as he believes it will help save humanity from a dying planet.
Colbert then showed Trump's tweet on Sunday, in which he wrote: "Great solidarity for our national anthem and for our country". When black athletes peacefully protest against racism and police brutality, Trump has no trouble summoning his outrage.
But unless there is a sudden epiphany in Washington , what Trump and congressional leaders are pursuing is not tax reform. Trump in recent weeks has sought to crank up public pressure on the need for sweeping tax reform.
All the women taking part in the protest were experienced drivers, having learned the skill outside of Saudi Arabia. The King of Saudi Arabia has announced that the country's hugely controversial ban on women drivers is at an end.
YouTube on the Echo Show also doesn't allow users to view their subscriptions, nor do they have access to recommended videos. Amazon ain't happy about this, and said in a statement given to Reuters that it was "disappointed" with Google's decision.
Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days and Maria is forecast to become a tropical storm Tuesday night . Only if the storm tracks within 100 miles of the coast would hurricane conditions extend into the Outer Banks.
The longstanding policy had been a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia . Following the royal decree, others were quick to point out that true equality in Saudi Arabia is still some way off.
While United have a lot of strong qualities, in any game against any opponent, we can change the course of the game. There are dilemmas elsewhere as Mourinho attempts to juggle Europe with the Premier League .
Mattis does not plan to visit Pakistan during his trip; but, USA officials deny that is meant as a slight to Islamabad. India has invested billions of dollars in Afghanistan, mostly in sectors such as health, education and infrastructure.
The Frenchman slotted calmly from the penalty spot after Stanislaw Drahun was deemed to have pulled back Shkodran Mustafi . When Rob Holding scored his first goal for the club three minutes later, a rout seemed on the cards in Belarus.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says they're still finding animals alone wherever the storm hit. Gear, a Virginia Beach resident, co-owns Island Dog Rescue , a local nonprofit that specializes in saving dogs from the U.S.