Elon Musk's SpaceX rockets could blast us off to... Earth?

That's the same rocket that Musk says could be used to zoom people from city to city on Earth, traveling as fast as 27,000 kilometers per hour (17,000 mph).

Musk claims that the cost would be around the same as a full-fare economy ticket. When Earth and Mars approach their closest two years later in 2024, SpaceX would launch four more BFR-based missions aimed at establishing a permanent human presence on Mars. It's still more powerful than any of SpaceX's or NASA's other planned rockets.

At this year's International Astronautical Congress, Musk revealed some of the most detailed plans we've seen yet to achieve this goal. The inspiration behind the Earth trips came from a simple question.

In SpaceX's video, the idea is showcased that passengers get onto a large ship from a dock in and go to a floating launchpad in New York.

The new rocket could then be used to meet all the needs of the company's customer base - essentially allowing it to pay for itself. Musk called the booster the BFR, with "B" signifying big and "R" for rocket.

However, toward the end of his presentation Space X founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk proposed a slightly different use for the massive rocket. For example, the ships have been scaled back to just 106 metres in height and 9 metres wide. Musk said it would be fairly inexpensive due to the fact that the new vehicle would be a fully reusable system. The company will no longer use a slew of rockets for the project and will focus on just one interplanetary system c BFR. At this point in its design phase, the BFR is 348 feet tall and 29.5 feet wide.

The video Musk showed advertised flight times between New York City and Shanghai of 37 minutes and a maximum speed of nearly 17,000 mph. The SpaceX head plans to make a lunar base for the rocket.

It adds to the list of Mr Musk's other ambitious ventures.

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