Sunday, 18 August 2013

What's the future of space travel??

Elon Musk, founder of the SpaceX company and the inspiration for Tony Starks character in the Iron Man movies, want's to change the way space travel is done - and his first step is going to be building the first fully re-useable space rockets, like this one:

  But why build a re-useable rocket? The shuttle was supposed to be re-useble, but it turned out to be more 're-cycleable' - big chunks of it needed replaceing between flights.

Well, maybe Mr Musk can explain: