Elon Musk to outline Boring Company plans at LA event, webcast

Cornelia Mascio
Mag 18, 2018

It would turn a almost 15-hour flight from Shanghai to NY on a conventional airliner into just a 39-minute trip.

Musk, the Silicon Valley high-tech tycoon best known for his Tesla Inc electric auto manufacturer, planned to make a rare personal appearance at a public event in Los Angeles on Thursday night to answer questions from residents about his tunneling plans.

SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell recently had a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson during which she provided an update on SpaceX's BFR Earth-to-Earth transportation plan, which Musk unveiled in September.

"This is basically space travel for Earthlings. I can't look forward to this", she stated.

The Boring expansion comes as Musk wrestles with production problems for the rollout of the Model 3 sedan at Tesla, his electric auto, and energy-storage business.

That leaves travelers with a system that gets you anywhere you want to go in less time than it takes to watch an episode of Black Mirror (assuming you live in a city with a Hyperloop depot).

"Principally we're going to fly BFR like an plane and do point-to-point journey on Earth so you may take off from New York Metropolis or Vancouver, and fly midway throughout the globe", she stated within the interview.

"You'll be on the BFR for roughly half-an-hour, 40 minutes, and the longest part of that flight is actually the boat out (to the floating launch pad) and back".

Should you assume that sounds totally ridiculous, you're not alone.

"I mean Gwynne, C'mon. This is never actually going to happen", remarked her host, Chris Anderson.

"Oh no, it's undoubtedly going to occur", she replied.

Ms Shotwell says the price-point will be made possible by the rapid trips the rocket will take.

"If you concentrate on it, if I can do that journey in about half-an-hour to an hour, I can do dozens of those a day and but a long-haul plane can exclusively make a type of flights a day", she informed the viewers.

"So even if my rocket was slightly more expensive and the fuel was a little bit more expensive, I can run 10 times what they're running in a day and make the revenue I need to out of that system".

"Should you construct a ship that's able to going to Mars, what when you take that very same ship and go from one place to a different on Earth?" he questioned out loud to the viewers.

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