SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has an ambitious plan to blast Mars with a nuclear warhead and modify the red planet’s surface, according tomedia reports, but the plan has been questioned by a Russian space official. Even on the basis of the latest technology, Musk will still need 10,000 nuclear bombs with a maximum payload to achieve the earthearthization of the Martian surface, said Alexander Bloshenko, executive director of the Russian space agency.
Mr. Brosenko’s comments suggest that Musk’s idea of detonating a nuclear bomb at the poles of Mars is extreme, which would release a lot of carbon dioxide and cause the Martian atmosphere to warm up, but it is uncertain whether the Martian climate and environment will be “globalized.” In the face of questions, Musk, a billionaire, is not a retreating man in the face of challenges, to which he simply downplayed: “No problem.” “
For years, Musk has been hoping to conquer Mars and colonize it, and he has several ideas for that goal, one of which is to bomb it with nuclear weapons.
Back in 2015, he first revealed the overall plan for Mars on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Late Show”, saying that Mars is an “atmosphericly modifiable planet” that, if heated to the Martian atmosphere, would form a climate and environment similar to Earth’s, making life fit.
Musk explained that the plan will take a long time to achieve, by detonating a nuclear bomb on the surface of Mars, gradually releasing carbon dioxide into the Martian atmosphere, can achieve this goal, nuclear bombs and other weapons of mass destruction when the explosion will release a large amount of thermal radiation, including visible light, infrared light and ultraviolet light.
According to Musk’s preliminary theory, 35-45% of the energy released by a nuclear bomb explosion means that huge amounts of heat can be formed quickly in a short period of time, which can be used to heat the Martian atmosphere.
However, Mr. Brosenko did not fully accept the idea, saying that a simple analysis of Mr. Musk’s proposed space program would not be possible based on current technological developments. For example, a thermonuclear bomb explosion in the Martian polar region would require the launch of more than 10,000 maximum payload nuclear bombs if they were to be effective, a type of bomb that is still under study and still immature. In addition, humans do not have the ability to change Mars or Venus into planets similar to Earth’s climate and environment.
But Musk remains confident that the nuclear bomb-bombing plan to Mars is feasible. In 2019, he also tweeted about “Nuclear Mars” and announced the plan.
Musk also tweeted another ambitious plan for Mars, proposing a new theory for human-populated Mars, involving the use of solar rays as “solar reflectors” that thousands of solar reflector satellites could use as “artificial suns” to heat the planet.
While Musk did not provide specifics on how the reflector actually operated, he proposed an alternative that he recently reiterated would involve using a nuclear bomb to heat Mars. In addition to adapting the red planet to future human survival, he has developed another ambitious strategic plan – the construction of 1,000 starships.
SpaceX is said to be able to build a starship every 72 hours in the future, so plans to build 1,000 starships are scheduled to take off. Musk also noted that each ship is reusable and has a payload of more than 90,000 pounds.
While Musk is full of anticipation and confidence in his mars exploration program, he has admitted with regret that he may not be able to achieve the Mars program in his lifetime and that it will take 18 years to get ready to put the first astronauts into orbit.
“We have to speed up the company’s innovation and development, otherwise, based on past technological trends, I’m sure I’ll never land on the surface of Mars,” Musk said. “
The slow progress seemed to disappoint Mr Musk, who has said he has a 70 per cent chance of landing on Mars himself if the technology is mature.
Musk’s “Interstellar Transport System”
Now, Musk has unveiled an ambitious space program, the Interstellar Transport System, that could send humans to the surface of Mars in 80 days and create a sustainable 1 million-person human colony on the surface of Mars.
‘What I want to achieve is to make Mars look more suitable for human existence and to show people that we can achieve landing on Mars in our lifetimes, ‘ he said at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico. However, he warned that a trip to Mars could be dangerous and said the first humans to land on Mars “must be prepared for death.” “
It is reported that the interstellar transport system will use a 12-meter diameter giant rocket booster and 49 engines, as well as a 17-meter diameter special space shuttle, the entire rocket reactor height of 122 meters. The rocket can be re-injected into orbit and, once on the surface of Mars, uses methane from the surface of Mars as a return fuel.