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A private company sending astronauts into space it's about to happen enlist claimant has the story from the space X facility in whole phone.
Only in America list.
You've got -- perfect.
Perfect point -- only in America can you wake up 1 morning and say I am going to start a rocket ship company and here we are in Hawthorne California.
In the last hour we showed you the profit that SpaceX is putting together this is called the falcon nine -- They expect to test this next year.
They have tested welcome once that's one and -- vs 93 of which have gone up.
Three of which have not succeeded to their heights that they were expected to succeed but they never call that a failure here now.
I'm showing you what they want to put the astronauts and NASA is -- SpaceX Elon Musk the chairman and founder of this company.
Hundreds of millions of dollars to get this happening and to make it work this is called the dragon human crew capsule.
And I am joined now as we walk around this incredible piece of equipment by Elon Musk.
The founder of SpaceX and the chairman as well tell me about this bracket for a -- Well this is good the vehicle that is intended to replace -- the space shuttle after it's special retires in terms of servicing BS the space station.
So initially we'll be taking cargo to space station series by the astronauts as well as bringing experiments back to it.
And and then.
We expect upgrade this to carry people as well.
And and then transport astronauts 22 space station how many astronauts it can take seven national same as the space shuttle.
Seems small but compare -- to say soy is that the Russians have.
Yet if this is at least that this is more than twice as big it -- interior volume as the Soyuz which carries three people.
And if you look at the space shuttle -- it's a very large craft the the crew cabin is actually not that big.
You can think of that the space shuttle like the giants semi trailer where it's got a big cargo bay -- it's -- a fairly small crew cabin.
And that's why we can -- isn't as many people as the space shuttle.
We're in -- working rocket -- factory and that's -- you hear all of the noise but you're upping the quotient by putting humans into one of these things I mean I see the little window here but.
You you haven't succeeded in getting the rockets all the way up to where you like them to get.
Does NASA -- you are they calling saying.
SpaceX could we get this going -- a little concerned or do they expect these kinds of failures in the incipient stages of -- company such.
One that NASA and is this an organizational that that understands this more than the -- this.
And they're very familiar with the early history of rockets and early development base.
And in the early development -- -- visit that you know things are expected to go wrong until you you go fully operational.
That's on the sense this and so -- while there.
They would also like this to.
-- the development phase gets orbit as soon as possible they recognize that -- -- -- -- there will be issues.
You did have a successful -- test I think we have video to show our viewers of both the splash fest and then you're you're creating the heat shield them and I guess is I look at this I'm I'm wondering.
Where and when this will go on the no scum of the falcon but do you think you've hit your time target.
We do expect the office launch next here.
What that -- -- that the falcon nine vehicle carrying a Dragon Spacecraft yes.
You have made how many milestones because of people don't understand how these NASA contracts work you have to hit.
I believe you -- 22 milestones.
On your books how many have you -- so far.
I think we're -- surrounds fourteen or fifteen milestones.
-- that we've we've we've met all the milestones.
On time in fact we we we finished the nine engine firing about -- which is one of the the biggest milestones and arguably the most difficult.
Milestones achieved enough vehicle development receive that two months early.
Now they discovered water on Mars that that Land Rover and when people saw those pictures of the water being discovered does that.
Add a little so called rocket fuel to the space race and get people more excited and more hopeful about a company like space.
It did definitely the confirmation of boards -- laws and what's in large quantities and and in fact going beyond that.
The verification that martian soil could actually sustain -- plants and is nontoxic.
Means that we could creates.
Another the ecosystem on Mars we could -- like ecosystem it would take a lot of work.
And initially things would have to -- -- pressurized rooms.
But -- but that all the all the ingredients are there the water but there's the soil all that stuff so we could create and other another.
Because system we could back up the -- on tomorrow.
It could come from this dragon before we go he's got one child the heavens and one eye on the road look at the -- like is also the chairman.
Tesla Motors this is that this is not rocket ship of vehicles on all -- -- guess our roads here because how fast.
Well it's it's a -- this is typical -- -- intensive acceleration it's got as serious sixty miles an hour under four seconds all.
Battery powered -- and as we finish up you've you've delivered how many so far.
We're at about 27 or twenty -- And refused to about five -- week and we're Bjorkman got up by idiots -- your -- do you have a CEO.
Yeah absolutely -- That's Tories the CEO and finally when -- you gonna take SpaceX -- I have that.
I think probably within two years as a.
You do plans to have an audio -- SpaceX.
All right yes absolutely and I would you -- up live from space and have the founder of PayPal and rocket man terrific stuff thanks very much -- the.
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