Being able to witness SpaceX’s Interplanetary Transport System, also referred to as BFR by CEO Elon Musk, blast into the skies while carrying 100 travelers that have sights set on Mars may not happen for years to come. But if you’re a SpaceX fan with deep expertise in computer animation and computer-generated imagery (CGI), experiencing that watershed moment is a mouse click away.
Hazegrayart on YouTube shared a lifelike animation that depicts what a journey to the red planet may look like aboard a SpaceX BFR. A spacecraft that’s stacked on top of a super heavy-lift-capable booster that’s powered by SpaceX’s newest engine technology, serves as a temporary home for passengers. Up to 40 cabins inside the spacecraft, each holding 2 or 3 passengers, comfortably house travellers as they embark on a nearly six month long journey through space, before landing on Mars.
Just as quickly as launching the spacecraft into low earth orbit where it awaits refueling, the reusable first stage booster returns back to earth, before safely touching back down on ground.
The first travelers aboard SpaceX’s BFS Spaceship will play an integral role in the building of infrastructure and formation of process on Mars. “Our goal is get you there and ensure the basic infrastructure for propellant production and survival is in place. A rough analogy is that we are trying to build the equivalent of the transcontinental railway. A vast amount of industry will need to be built on Mars by many other companies and millions of people.” said Musk in a Reddit AMA.
SpaceX fan art by Hazegrayart