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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Success May Remain A Dream, Argues Neil deGrasse Tyson

March 29
8:05 AM 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson, the celebrity Astrophysicist has expressed doubt over future of Elon Musk's SpaceX project. Tyson is also Hayden Planetarium Director and moderator of the National Geographic Channel's StarTalk. According to his voice, neither the SpaceX nor any other private group will be able to beat NASA in voyage towards Mars.

Referring the project as a delusion, Tyson criticizes on feasibility of the project and has laid arguments in favor of his claim. He observes many reasons behind his prediction that SpaceX won't be able to go to Mars of its own, reports The Motley Fool.

Elon Musk's dream is to find the first settlement on the Red Planet. He has been developing something naming Mars Colonial Transport, the mother of all heavy lift rockets in order to accomplish the goal. Though details of the space shuttle is unavailable, but SpaceX forecasts that MTC will be capable of carrying 100 people or equivalent cargo through a new way trip to the Red Planet, according to a report published in Blasting News.

The cost of a ticket for voyaging towards Mars will be $500,000 which is being considered within the reach of anyone intending to start for an alien world. Musk himself has expressed his intention for breathing his last on Mars, though not through the impact.

Initially, SpaceX has decided launching a couple of rockets per year to illustrate their levels of motivation. But the enthusiast organization is now looking to launch 18 rockets by the end of this year while predicting to launch two per month soon after achieving the former goal. Furthermore, Elon Musk dreams to help out NASA for the first time in its history, according to a report published in ClapWay.

Tyson considers the cost of voyage towards Mars as the first obstacle against transforming the dream into reality. Some analysts predict the cost as $30 billion while some others opt for $160 billion. However, critics in Congress estimate the required budget as $500 billion.

Since such a gigantic project can't be implemented without public fund or government patronization, so he finds little opportunity for the project in getting success. Furthermore, the level of risk involved and lack of commitment for bringing profit are the two other major reasons behind his claim.

Elon Musk has been dreaming to make commercial voyage towards Mars. He also intends to help out NASA for the first time in its history. However, Neil deGrasse Tyson observes a little opportunity for SpaceX in getting success because of some specific reasons. He has even referred the SpaceX project as a delusion while criticizing on its future. 

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