Science fiction or reality? The latest reports of the American company Space X on the Paris-New York route make you wonder. called into the microphone RTL On Monday September 12, SpaceX President Quinn Shadwell confirmed that long-distance flights will be set up on their Starship rocket by 2027. Less than an hour after a journalist asked him if Paris-New York would be planned in five years, the head of the company founded by Elon Musk answered without hesitation, “Yes.” If it’s not an immediate priority for SpaceX, these projects are challenges the company is willing to take on. “It’s certainly possible for our Starship rocket. At the moment, we’re focused on the Moon, on Mars, but also on flights from one point to another on Earth,” added Quinn Shotwell. Among the mentioned trips, the Los Angeles-Shanghai trip takes 36 minutes, the Cindy-Zurich trip takes only 50 minutes and the Paris-New York trip takes thirty minutes. And at a speed of 27,000 kmph.
However, according to the leader, for example, it would be impossible to fly their Starship rocket from Charles de Gaulle Airport to John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport. The company wants to launch its first flights from offshore bases, but this may not last long. “Once this technology matures, we can confidently envision firing and landing pads on dry land,” explains Quinn Shotwell.
The cost of such a trip is still a mystery, but SpaceX has confirmed that, for the few hundred passengers expected per flight, it will “do everything to make these flights as smooth as possible.” In the meantime, fasten your seat belt, it might still rock!