Previous blogs on the Compumatrix Blog site, such as; ‘Move Your Computer to the Woods’ and ‘A Server is’ among other posts to Internet access, anywhere in the world. We find these new technologies improving our business here at Compumatrix. So I wanted to delve off into technologies to drive us even farther into the future.
How many of you know about Elon Musk and his Tesla company? Yes, Elon is famous for buying vast amounts of cryptocurrencies and speculating to make more profits. But, Mr. Musk has another project that has operated for some time in the back round, called Space-X.
So I want you to see a summation of this lifelong objective of Elon Musk and why he will change our very way of life.
The year is 2001, and Elon Musk conceived the Mars Sanctuary project. To land a small greenhouse and then grow plants on Mars. Surprisingly enough, Mars does have a partial atmosphere that could allow plant life to exist (see his website). Musk announced that this would be the farthest man has ever traveled to restore public interest in space travel. Elon also expressed and knew that lowering the costs of space exploration would be a major issue, so his idea was born. Elon first tried to find cheap rockets for his project and went to Russia, but they were not cheap.
On the flight back from Russia, Elon recognized he could start his own company to build rockets inexpensively and at higher standards. He wanted his rockets to be reusable, which had never been done. Elon wanted to use a modular approach and use many proven off-the-shelf items to lower costs right away. Using this way of purchasing many commercially proven items needed, rather than bringing in many private contractors such as the government does, Elon saw great cost savings.
So with all the ideas he had, Elon started searching for people to bring his new company to life. The new business would be called SpaceX, and Elon asked Tom Muller, a rocket engineer, to be his partner. So SpaceX was born and first headquartered in a storage facility in El Segundo, CA. And by 2005 they had 160 staff.
Musk has remained firm in his intentions to lower the costs of space travel and enhance its reliability by a factor of tenfold! So to move the world along, Elon also gave his rockets a job to prove themselves by sending them to space to establish a global satellite network. This global satellite network would allow the Internet worldwide to the most secluded areas of the Earth. A couple of Compumatrix blogs has referred to this satellite network, but not by name. Elon’s satellite program is called Starlink, and it circles the entire Earth with satellites. Putting thousands of satellites in orbit would be the supreme test for Elons’ reusable rockets.
So now comes the final phase of Elon’s dream to build and test planned trips to Mars. It is a multifaceted project and maneuver to launch, refuel, and then land a space ship on Mars and then back to Earth to be reused many times.
So I give you Elon’s dream. I hope you will see where one man’s dreams; much like Henry’s dreams with Compumatrix will help others through a process of engaging, enhancing, and enriching people and spreading hope to all, and this leads to technological advances for the entire world.
Take the time to visit Elon’s various web sites, like spacex dot com.