Mars competition got excited
- December 9, 2017
On Thursday, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg appeared on CNBC and discussed the new rocket the company has developed that will be assembled soon and also offered a claim he’s made in the past. “Eventually we’re going to go to Mars and I firmly believe the first person that sets foot on Mars will get there on a Boeing rocket,” Muilenburg said.
Elon Musk simply reacted to Muilenburg’s challenge with a tweet saying, “Do it”.
Musk believes that SpaceX could start landing spaceships on Mars as early as 2022, while Muilenburg said yesterday that Boeing’s own next generation rockets would be tested starting in 2019.