Paris-New York in less than an hour, is that possible? This is what the president of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, said on French radio, and this could be the case by 2027.
A feasible journey within five years
Difficult to differentiate between science fiction and reality given the speed at which technology is evolving today. At the microphone of RTL, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell says Paris-New York flights in their Starship rocket could be in place in the coming years. She says: “ It really is a possibility for our Starship rocket. For the moment, we are concentrating on the Moon, on Mars but also on flights from one point to another on the Earth. »
The head of the company evokes several journeys including a Los Angeles-Shanghai flight in thirty-six minutes. All at over 27,000 km/h.
The American leader nevertheless explains that it would, for example, be impossible to launch the rocket from Charles de Gaulle airport. SpaceX would like to take off its first flights from maritime platforms. Shotwell says: Once this technology becomes mature, we can calmly consider firing and landing pads on dry land.. »
The cost of such a trip remains a mystery for the moment.