Two heads might be better than one, but what about two futuristic transportation technologies? Elon Musk seems to think so.
This morning, May 16, the tech luminary took to his favorite communication platform (Twitter) to announce plans to combine SpaceX’s BFR (Big
F*cking Falcon Rocket) with The Boring Company’s underground hyperloop.
The result? A transportation system that could take you practically anywhere in the world in roughly an hour.
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.
According to Shotwell, the first BFR will seat about 100 passengers and will be capable of completing a dozen trips per day. A ticket from New York City to Shanghai will cost roughly $2,000, she expects.
“This is definitely going to happen,” she told Anderson, noting that it should be ready in about 10 years in “Gwynne time” (“I’m sure Elon will want us to go faster”).
After TED Talks tweeted a quote from Shotwell’s conversation, Musk replied with his own bit of news: The Boring Company’s underground hyperloop would play a role in quickly getting people to the BFR launch ports.