Space exploration used to be a fantasy or a plot from a sci-fi movie, but with technology and great ideas, this fantasy has become a reality. He is the creator and founder of the electric car company known as Tesla. He is also the founder of the private spaceflight company known as SpaceX. In both of these, he has started some way to change Space Exploration and Science in many ways, but he is currently developing new electric cars for Tesla and has sent many rovers to other planets if they are habitable. Elon Musk is a philanthropist, multimillionaire, and entrepreneur that has changed space exploration.
SpaceX is a spaceflight company privately owned by Elon Musk. The Type of research that SpaceX does is that they test out countless rockets to better the future of space travel. Another topic of research that they focus on is living and traveling to Mars. “The best-known Rocket for this is called Falcon 9. Falcon 9 is a two-level rocket design made by SpaceX themselves for reliable safe transportation of countless Satellites and also the Dragon Spacecraft into orbit”(www.spacex.com) “. Many scientists in SpaceX think that reusing rocket fuel is what will make a sudden Impact that is very needed to lower the costs of access to space and be able to live on other planets” (www.spacex.com). Electric cars have started to become very common ever since Musk began to sell his Tesla cars. Nowadays countless people are buying Teslas. At the same using electric cars is helping the environment because since there’s no need for oil there is no gas released into the atmosphere. Looking at how common these electric vehicles are gonna become is not so far away as it seems to be. “Over the next two decades, worldwide electric vehicle sales are expected to skyrocket from 2 million last year to 56 million by 2040, BNEF predicts. At the same time, sales of ‘conventionally powered’ vehicles will fall from last year’s 85 million to just 42 million globally” (Dapena). From this quote itself, it is very clear how common that electric cars such as Tesla will become very common soon in the future.
SpaceX is a private spaceflight company owned by Elon Musk himself. They have currently been working on how to make it possible to travel to Mars. “With the help of Dragon, which is a Rocket, it is to help to travel to other planets and Mars is one of them. All the scientists including Musk are working very hard to try and get to Mars”(Spacexadmin.). Currently, there are also many researchers and scientists trying to see if it is habitable and can be due to the research to have been done. To conclude it is gonna be possible to travel to Mars and Mars may be Habitable too.
Electric cars are an invention that has recently gone sky high. Through the research that has been done recently, it has shown that these cars will soon become very common soon in our society. Bloomberg News Finance has stated that “Electric cars are coming close to matching gasoline- and diesel-powered cars in the purchase price and they already cost less to operate. That means that electric cars will soon overtake internal combustion-powered cars as the more economical choice for consumers, according to the new report.”(Valdes-Dapena)This report exactly shows that electric cars will soon overtake the automobile industry with them competing with gasoline cars and diesel-powered cars. In one article it was stated that electric-powered cars are way safer to use electric cars causes less damage to the environment. The exact quote was” The potential environmental benefits of electric vehicles are huge. The transportation sector accounts for 14 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 27 percent of emissions in the United States. Moreover, countries have found it much more difficult to reduce planet-warming gases from transportation than from power plants. In America, for example, transportation emissions again regularly exceed those from the electricity sector for the first time since the late 1970s. The switch to electric cars is good for the climate because petroleum vehicles produce more greenhouse gas emissions per unit of energy than power plants fueled by natural gas, according to the Energy Information Administration.” (nytimes.com)In this quote, the explanation is that the percentage of emission not just in the US, but internationally too that it has lowered planer gases from transportation and power plants. It has also improved climate change on all vehicles and others. This reason why electric cars are bound to be used more frequently in the future to it reducing so much gas that is spread into the air by these diesel-powered cars and cars that use gasoline too.
Elon Musk is one of the smartest engineers Today in Science with the creation of Tesla and the founder of SpaceX he is really changing my views of science from the automobile industry to Space exploration. These dreams of fantasy and sci-fi that everyone or most have dreamed about are very close to coming. Sure it may actually take a while, but as long as we have the patience to wait for it to fully happen and for it to be normal in our society. It will take at least two decades, but it shouldn’t take long to fully integrate it all into our future society.