The richest man in the world will now work closely with the US military. The US military has reached an agreement with Elon Musk’s company to explore the technical feasibility of sending goods within the next 5 years via the powerful Starship rocket. If successful, Musk’s company may begin manufacturing SpaceX military rockets.
It was announced on October 7, 2020 that SpaceX will now work with the US military to build a rocket that can deliver weapons anywhere on the globe in just 60 minutes. The move came just days after SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk signed the $149 million contract with the Pentagon to develop missile tracking satellites.
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If the deal goes through, Elon Musk’s company can start manufacturing SpaceX military rockets. This rocket not only can be used multiple times, but also is cheaper to use. If this plan of the US military is successful, it will be able to deliver goods at an incredible speed to the world in just 60 minutes without waiting for the cargo plane.
It was revealed that up to 80 tons of goods and weapons could be transported anywhere in the world in just one hour after the deal was struck. The Pentagon has indicated that the space launch will focus on sending military goods. But he also said that humans can also be sent into space. He also added that in the event of a war with China, immediate aid can be sent to the Pacific Ocean.
It is not yet known how much this whole project is related to the Space Force. The US military is creating a space force to deal with space-related activities. Space Force is a patrol force that keeps an eye on the Moon and watches for threats. This SpaceX rocket is 165 feet long and has long been on the US government’s radar. The US Air Force finds this very beneficial.