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Tech & Science Elon Musk projects Mars spaceship will be ready for short trips by first half of 2019

06:45  12 march  2018
06:45  12 march  2018 Source:   cnbc.com

Melbourne MFB pay deal to restart in 2019

  Melbourne MFB pay deal to restart in 2019 The Victorian government will have to restart negotiations with the United Firefighters Union on an MFB deal in 2019. A contentious $150 million firefighters pay deal that includes nearly 200 days of leave entitlements will expire in 2019, even if the Victorian government manages to get it through this year.Metropolitan Fire Brigade firefighters have landed the deal, which the United Firefighters' Union says is "industry standard".A deal has not been reached in more than four years, but if the latest negotiations are endorsed this year, the deal won't last long, expiring in 2019.

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk told an audience at South by Southwest that his timeline for sending a space vehicle to Mars could mark its first milestone early next year. The privately-funded venture, announced in September 2017, aims to send a cargo mission to the Red Planet by 2022.

The billionaire told attendees that “we are building the first Mars , or interplanetary ship , and I think well be able to short trips , flights by first half of next year.” Mindful of elevating expectations too high, Musk hedged a bit.

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The billionaire told attendees that "we are building the first Mars , or interplanetary ship , and I think well be able to short trips , flights by first half of next year." Mindful of elevating expectations too high, Musk hedged a bit.

The billionaire told attendees that "we are building the first Mars , or interplanetary ship , and I think well be able to short trips , flights by first half of next year." Mindful of elevating expectations too high, Musk hedged a bit.

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk told an audience at South by Southwest that his timeline for sending a space vehicle to Mars could mark its first milestone early next year.

The privately-funded venture, announced in September 2017, aims to send a cargo mission to the Red Planet by 2022. SpaceX's ultimate objective is to plant the seeds to put a human colony on Mars.

Musk held a surprise question and answer session at the annual technology and culture festival in Austin, Texas on Sunday. The billionaire told attendees that "we are building the first Mars, or interplanetary ship, and I think well be able to short trips, flights by first half of next year."

Mindful of elevating expectations too high, Musk hedged a bit. "Although sometimes, my timelines are a little, you know..." he said to laughter. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla. © CNBC Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla.

Putin's Mars Mission Could Beat NASA .
The Russian president has announced an ambitious plan to probe the red planet and look for water on the Moon, paving the way for future deep space missions.Vladimir Putin revealed his country’s space plans during a documentary about the president which was widely shared on social media.

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