Elon Musk said that SpaceX is quite capable of ensuring the landing of astronauts on the moon in 2024
The general director of the American aerospace company SpaceX Elon Musk believes that the goal announced by NASA to make a human-made landing on the moon in 2024 is quite feasible. At the same time, he admitted that the dates he named are usually optimistic.
In 2019, the Donald Trump administration challenged NASA to land the first crewed Artemis spacecraft by 2024. Most experts considered this goal overly ambitious, and it is now unclear whether these deadlines will be preserved under the Joe Biden administration.
However, Elon Musk expressed the opinion that this goal is achievable if using SpaceX’s Starship space transport system. Recall that the company Elon Musk NASA recently selected as a contractor to develop the lunar lander of the Artemis program for landing astronauts on the moon.
“I think it will happen. I believe 2024 seems very likely, ” Musk said Friday at a press conference after the successful launch of the SpaceX Crew-2 mission, which brought four astronauts to the International Space Station. The CEO of SpaceX has pledged that the company will strive to stay ahead of the curve. He also expressed the opinion that the reusable Starship system will deliver astronauts into space regularly by 2023.